Newcastle Awarded Grant for Stormwater Repairs
Posted on 12/18/2019

The City of Newcastle was awarded $53,000 in funding to repair or replace multiple pipe segments within the city’s public stormwater infrastructure. The funding was awarded as part of WaterWorks Grant awards for District 9, announced today by Metropolitan King County Vice Chair Reagan Dunn. The money will help restore pipes with the worst structural rating scores.

“I’m glad to be able to help support these critical upgrades to Newcastle’s stormwater pipe system,” Dunn said. “Repairing heavily degraded pipes will reduce the risk of flooding in some of Newcastle’s oldest neighborhoods while also improving their water quality.”

The King County Council recently allocated $2.4 million in WaterWorks grants to improve water quality across King County. Over $253,000 of this funding went to support critical projects and organizations Councilmember Dunn’s district.

Awarded every two years, WaterWorks grants go to a variety of organizations, including non-profits, schools, cities, counties, tribes and special purpose districts. Funds often bridge the gaps needed to bring partially funded projects to completion.

"The City of Newcastle is honored to receive this Water Works Grant,” said Newcastle Mayor Allen Dauterman. “Thank you to King County and Councilmember Reagan Dunn for recognizing the great impact this project will have on our residents. We understand it was a competitive process, but we sincerely appreciate Councilmember Dunn’s commitment to Newcastle and his assistance in securing these vital funds to repair and reconstruct aging segments of our stormwater system."

The grants, administered through the WaterWorks Grant Program, will provide funding to 28 projects within the King County regional wastewater system.

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