Representative Larry Kissell (NC-08) announced this week that Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation (LREMC) will receive a combined $1.3 million in funds and grants from the USDA's Rural Development program. The funding will be used to help construct a wastewater treatment plant and supporting infrastructure in neighboring Hoke County.
"This important funding will provide an investment in infrastructure that will help maintain and create jobs, and provide an improved framework for businesses to expand or relocate to our region," said Kissell. "The construction of a wastewater treatment plant is vital in maintaining a healthy environment throughout the region. I'm glad to have worked to help secure this funding and ensure that our tax dollars are being spent here at home to provide a service that is necessary to people in our community."
Randall Jones, President and CEO of Lumbee River EMC thanked Kissell for his efforts to help secure the much-needed funding.
"We are happy the funding for this project will serve more than 3,000 homes and families in Hoke County," said Jones. "We're glad Congressman Kissell was a part of this project and for his effort to serve the community. Congressman Kissell has been very supportive of the electric cooperative community, and we are thankful for his efforts."
Lumbee River EMC was one of 28 recipients of the USDA Rural Development funds nationwide, and the only recipient in North Carolina. LREMC serves more than 42,000 customers.