08.10.05

Burr Announces $700,000 Loan for Wilson County

Funds to improve water system

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $700,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan for the Town of Black Creek in Wilson County. The funds, made available by Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan Program, will be used to improve the efficiency and safety of the county's water distribution system.

"North Carolinians living in rural areas must have reliable access to clean water," said Senator Burr. "These funds will enhance the quality of life for those in Black Creek."

Wilson County officials will use these funds to improve water pressure for 623 Wilson County residents by installing a new well-pumping water unit, chemical feed system and raw water main piping. Asbestos concrete water lines will also be removed.

Rural Development grants provide assistance for rural communities with water, wastewater and solid waste system needs.