Bolton Water Loss Assessment

Town of Bolton
Program Area:
Disaster Recovery Grant Program
County of Applicant:

The Town of Bolton discovered in early 2020 that its water system had lost 77% of its treated water through 2019, a significant increase over the 38% water loss in 2018. Town staff and board members as well as staff from Rural Water Association believe that water distribution pipes were compromised by Hurricane Florence but remained hidden from detection for several months while the ground remained saturated. The change in weather from exceptionally wet through 2018 to moderate drought in mid-2019 back to saturation from Hurricane Dorian in September 2019 exacerbated the compromised infrastructure and further opened leaks. Golden LEAF disaster recovery grant funds will be used to enable a professional assessment of the issue to identify the specific damage and recommended solutions.

Mr. Frank A. WilsonP.O. Box 327Bolton, North Carolina 28423(910) 655-8945
Areas Served:

Any project more than a couple of years old may not reflect current Board priorities.
Please contact a staff member with any questions.

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