Ribbon Cutting Held For New Kenly Water Tower

KENLY – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight participated Friday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new water tower in Kenly. USDA invested $2 million in loans and grants to replace an 80-year-old 100-thousand-gallon water storage tank.

The new water storage tank was constructed at a higher elevation with an altitude valve to improve system hydraulics and prevent disinfectant by-products from developing in the water system.

“This rural community is growing and requires up-to-date infrastructure to meet the needs of its residents,” said Speight. “We are proud to help the citizens of Kenly have access to clean drinking water. USDA is invested in the continued success of Johnston County. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the forward development of its towns through our community facilities programs and the expansion of their education through our distance learning and telemedicine grants.”