Havelock’s American Rescue Plan hopes to attract economic developers

The city of Havelock is taking a proactive approach with federal funding, hoping to attract future economic development and industry. 

With the help of federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, the city has chosen to upgrade its water and sewer systems, not only to better assist residents and current business owners but to attract more.

Through ARP funding, the city will receive approximately $6,327,420 and will use the majority of it to upgrade the systems. The American Rescue Plan was passed by the United States Congress on March 10, 2021, and signed into law on March 11, 2021.

The city received $3,163,709.53 on July 21, 2021, and anticipates receiving the same amount on July 22, according to Lee Tillman, director of finance. 

Other portions of the ARP funds will be used for smaller projects throughout the city. Below is a list of several of the main projects that will be upgraded. 


  • Highway 70 Sewer Outfall – $3 million
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project, upgrading the city’s water meter system – $2 million
  • Sewer Plant Well – $750,000
  • Sewer SCADA System – $400,000
  • Emergency Management Employee Shelter Upgrades – $75,000
  • Building Ventilation Systems – $75,000
  • Personal Protective Equipment – $27,419

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