• 72°

Info meetings set for Norwood-Union project

Residential stakeholders of a water exchange between Norwood and Union County are invited to attend an informational meeting about the project’s progress.

A series of three consecutive community forums are scheduled next week regarding the Yadkin Regional Water Supply Project. The open-house style meetings will summarize recent progress and share next steps on the project, which recently entered its design-build phase.

Project design is expected to near completion by summer 2019, with construction anticipated to begin in fall 2019.

The 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. meetings will have a drop-in format with no formal presentation, and the information at all three will be the same. Schedules for the meetings include:

• Tuesday at the Unionville Community Center, 1004 E. Unionville Indian Trail Road, Monroe, NC 28110;

• Wednesday at the Norwood Community Building, located at 247 W. Turner St., Norwood; and

• Thursday at the Long Street Community Building, 519 N. Long St., Oakboro.

For those unable to attend a meeting in person, an online version of the meeting will be available between Tuesday and Nov. 20, at www.yadkinwater.com.

Comments in the online meeting will be accepted through Nov. 20.

The town of Norwood and Union County have partnered to develop the Yadkin Regional Water Supply Project. This project will include a new water intake and pump station at Lake Tillery in Norwood and water transmission pipelines to bring water to current and future service areas in Union County’s Yadkin River Basin, the town of Norwood and Stanly County.

Stakeholders Stanly County, Montgomery County and the Yadkin Riverkeeper initially opposed the deal, but all have since settled their respective disputes.

For more information, visit www.yadkinwater.com or email info@yadkinwater.com.

To learn more about the Yadkin Regional Water Supply project and view the project’s latest information, visit www.yadkinwater.com.