The town of Wadesboro and Anson County have created a list of water projects at the behest of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The preparations were made in anticipation of a stimulus bill being passed by the U.S. Congress. Wadesboro and the county passed motions at their respective meetings last week to create the lists, which were submitted Feb. 4, the deadline.
Each project had to be "ready to go," Mary Beck, of Hobbs, Upchurch & Associates, said.
The town of Wadesboro submitted three projects, with a total cost of $4.5 million.
The first would be a replacement of roughly two miles of water lines running from the water tank in Wadesboro to the water treatment plant and another two miles in "the four block area" of uptown Wadesboro, Beck said. This would cost roughly $3 million.
The second project would be the replacement of approximately one mile of two inch galvanized water lines to six inch water lines on the Allen Pond water line. The cost is estimated at $750,000 and would serve 32 homes.
The third project would be at Birchwood Circle, replacing roughly 4,500 feet of two inch galvanized water lines with six inch lines. The $750,000 project would serve 30 homes.
The county submitted two projects, one would help finance a $4.5 million project, $2 million of which is already funded. This would provide a new emergency raw water intake and a normal intake along with a raw water pump station.
The second project would cost $6.1 million and build a 24 inch transmission line running 50,000 linear feet between the Pee Dee River and the county's water tank.
The e-mail was dated Jan. 30, just days before the deadline. It asked for a project title, description and estimated cost for each project.