Nags Head receives $2.96M stormwater grant

By on March 8, 2023

Efforts to focus on South Old Oregon Inlet Rd.

(Town of Nags Head)

On March 8, the Town of Nags Head issued this release about the how it plans to spend a nearly $3 million state infrastructure grant that was announced last month.

On February 23, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced funding for 249 infrastructure projects in 80 communities to strengthen the state’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. As part of this initiative, the Town of Nags Head will receive a $2,957,961 grant from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

“We’re grateful the state understands how important robust drainage infrastructure is to the health and economies of its communities,” said Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon. “Resiliency isn’t just a buzzword for us; it’s about ensuring our future. It means our community will withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions, such as flooding, without long-term damage to our economy or our environment.”

The Town intends to install an innovative, nature-based solution to reduce the frequency, depth, and duration of flooding along a mile of South Old Oregon Inlet Road, which is particularly vulnerable to flooding due to its low elevation.

“This area was identified as part of the Town’s stormwater capital improvement program,” said Town Manager Andy Garman. “When soils are saturated and groundwater is high, from periods of wet weather or high surf, this area can have standing water for days at a time, making it unsafe. Over time, this has worsened, with increased development, higher intensity storms, and less separation from the groundwater table.”

The project’s goal is to mitigate frequent nuisance flooding and improve travel conditions on South Old Oregon Inlet Road following major rainfall events. Floodwater will be transported to locations where natural processes will function more reliably due to a better separation from elevated groundwater levels.

In addition to the stormwater funding announced by Governor Cooper, the Town has also been awarded $244,000 for an Asset and Inventory Assessment grant, which will assist in the completion of a town-wide water system inventory and an update to the Water System Master Plan.

Read more about the grants at Governor Cooper Announces $462.9 Million in Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funding, Tours Water Treatment Facilities in Lexington and Cullowhee | NC DEQ.

 

 

 

 



Notice of Public Auction

The public will take notice that the Dare County Tourism Board, at its meeting of October 20, 2022, adopted Resolution 2022-5 authorizing the sale of surplus personal property by public auction.

Saturday, April 1, 2023.

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Nags Head, NC 27959

10am: Back of the House Auction – Complete Commercial Kitchen

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Comments

  • Good News

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Wednesday, Mar 8 @ 10:05 am
  • Richard Turman

    “The project’s goal is to mitigate frequent nuisance flooding and improve travel conditions on South Old Oregon Inlet Road following major rainfall events. Floodwater will be transported to locations where natural processes will function more reliably due to a better separation from elevated groundwater levels”

    Uhh…what location are these people in the know proposing to transport it too?

    Pump it into the sound across 12? And with what infrastructure can you even collect the nuisance flooding? There is no stormwater development in the neighborhoods.

    Thursday, Mar 9 @ 1:57 am
  • Pearl

    Why does the town not plan projects that actually help?
    We need DOCTORS not water moving equipment .
    Why not take the ridiculous convention center idea and make it a medical complex with free rent and utilities for a few years to attract medical doctors?? People do not have primary physicians and this means no access to tests or specialists. Our health has been at risk for years and we keep ignoring the problem and building swing sets .

    Thursday, Mar 9 @ 9:17 am
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