Governor Roy Cooper's office has approved a $20 million loan for a Forsyth County water and sewer renovation project.

The money is slated to be used for renovations at the Neilson Water Treatment Plant in Clemmons.

It's part of a total package of $153 million in loans and grants that will help pay for 48 water and sewer projects around the state.

Davie County will receive a nearly $7 million loan which will support an ongoing expansion of the county water treatment plant. It will also help decommission the Mocksville water treatment plant and, in turn, extend service to Mocksville.

According to a news release from the governor's office, the projects are being funded through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan program, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan program, and the Viable Utility Reserve.

Governor Cooper released a statement saying that the funding “will help communities tackle the challenge of aging water and wastewater systems to improve quality of life and increase good-paying jobs.”

The application period for the next round of funding for infrastructure projects ends on September 30.

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