MONROE – Union County has reached settlement agreements with Stanly County, Yadkin Riverkeeper and Montgomery County regarding the interbasin transfer granted to Union County in 2017.
These agreements mark the end of all pending litigation on the Yadkin Regional Water Supply Project.
“Union County is very pleased to reach these agreements,” Union County Manager Cindy Coto said. “I am proud of the steps that our residents have already taken to conserve water and we will continue to work to protect the integrity of Lake Tillery and the Yadkin River. We can now focus all of the project’s efforts on developing the infrastructure to meet the water needs of our communities.”
The project is a collaborative effort between Union County and the Town of Norwood to provide a new water supply source to Union County and new infrastructure to the Town of Norwood.
The project addresses how to meet the county’s growing population’s demand for water for 2022 and beyond.
It includes a new water intake and pump station on Lake Tillery in Norwood, approximately 28 miles of pipeline from the intake to a new water treatment plant in Union County, and approximately 11 miles of pipeline connecting the treatment plant to the existing Union County water distribution system to serve current and future residents in the Yadkin River Basin.
Project construction is anticipated to begin in late 2019. The water treatment facility is expected to be operational by 2022 and serve Union County residents for years to come.
Visit www.yadkinwater.com for details.