Construction has begun on a $500,000 resiliency project awarded under the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.
The project will address a badly deteriorated steel waterline which has been identified as at-risk. The Town of Wilson owns and operates the local water supply system, serving the approximately 5,800 residents.
A section of this infrastructure, a 275-foot steel water line, is suspended above Twelve-mile Creek, fastened to the Roosevelt Beach Bridge.
The eight-inch pipe section is nearly 60-years-old and, due to exposure to the elements, had badly deteriorated, requiring emergency repairs by the town and disruption of the water service. Mitigation measures for this project include replacing approximately 275 feet of badly deteriorated steel waterline, ensuring a reliable water supply for local residences and businesses.