CMT Gives Back FAQ

CMT Gives Back

How can I apply?

You may apply online.

How many recipients will be named? When will they be announced?

Our independent panel of judges will select one recipient by October 31, 2016. The project will be executed in 2017 in collaboration with the selected recipient.

How will the CMT Gives Back recipient be selected?

The CMT Gives Back recipient will be selected by an esteemed panel of independent judges representing the water and wastewater industry.

Selection criteria: Applicants will be expected to demonstrate qualities needed to take full advantage of this opportunity, by highlighting the condition of deteriorating infrastructure, defining the problems to be solved, showing good stewardship of facilities, and illustrating good faith efforts taken to date. Photos of the project are required.

What are the benefits for the selected organiztion?

Selection as a CMT Gives Back recipient means that your organization receives a customized project designed to rehabilitate a significant structure at no cost to the municipality and taxpayers in your community. You will receive:

  • Written specification for a comprehensive concrete repair and/or corrosion control project
  • Pre-construction meeting to agree on scheduling and coordination
  • Execution of a project using the best materials and application methods in the market
  • A final walk-through for the owner, materials manufacturer rep and CMT rep
  • One year warranty on materials and labor

What are the eligibility criteria for the CMT Gives Back Program?

The applicant’s entity must be a publicly owned municipal facility located in North Carolina with serious degradation of water and wastewater infrastructure. A threat to public health in the community or non-compliance to environmental standards may apply. Lead abatement and elevated tank work is excluded from this program as we are not qualified for those type of projects. While we complete manhole rehabilitation services, these types of projects are also excluded from this program.

Applicants must be willing to have a site visit by the judges in September or October 2017 to gather additional information if selected as a semi-finalist.

What is the CMT Gives Back Program?

The CMT Gives Back Program is a statewide competition that identifies a public owned municipal facility to receive a rehabilitation project that is within CMT’s capabilities at no charge to the municipal.

What is the deadline for applying?

The deadline for submitting completed applications is August 31, 2017.

Who can I contact for further information?

You may contact Wendy Banks, Co-Owner and Co-founder of Carolina Management Team at

Why did Carolina Management Team create the CMT Gives Back Program?

Throughout our eleven years serving North Carolina’s water and wastewater industry, Carolina Management Team (CMT) has witnessed the difficulties smaller municipalities face maintaining their water and sewer facilities. We created the CMT Gives Back program to help. It’s our way of giving back to North Carolina’s water and wastewater industry . This industry helped us build this company, grow our team, and develop relationships by giving us opportunities to work in your facilities. CMT Gives Back is our commitment to make a positive difference to the stewards of North Carolina’s most precious resource: clean water.