Williamston awarded grants totaling $1,194,500 – For water line upgrade


The Town has been approved for two grants to completely replace aging water lines in the town’s mill village. The Town was approved for a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant CDBG and a $444,500 Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) grant for the project. The Town will provide $345,500 for a required match for the grant funds for the project.
Total cost for the project is $1,540,000.
Preliminary engineering and planning has already been done, according to Mayor Rockey Burgess.
Burgess said the project includes replacing old lead/galvanized water lines and relocating lines that currently run behind houses. The old lines will be replaced with 7,000 linear feet of two inch water lines and 9,500 linear feet of six inch main lines. Lines currently located behind houses will be moved to the front of the houses.
The project also includes replacing water taps and service lines to each house and 16 new fire hydrants.