The NC programs have provided water quality information to more than 3,000 homeowners, farmers, and other residents. The program is reaching out to other government agencies and businesses to inform the public of the need for good water quality. By providing self-assessment sheets, the citizens of North Carolina are able to evaluate their pollution risks on their property. The topics cover well protection, septic tank maintenance, stormwater management, and lawn care.
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National forest and state park lands occupy the majority of the Savannah River basin, but development is increasing on private lands. Land clearing, removal of riparian vegetation, and rural roads are all potential nonpoint source problems. Numerous small impoundments fragment headwater regions. The basin’s major tributaries in North Carolina are also upstream from larger impoundments in Georgia and South Carolina. More monitoring is needed to address to what extent invasive species have become established in the Savannah River basin.
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North Carolina is a state with abundant water resources. There are over 35,000 miles ofstreams and rivers in North Carolina, as well as several of the largest estuaries in theUnited States and 320 miles of coastal waters. The water resources in North Carolina mostaffected by pollution are streams and rivers, followed by lakes and ponds. Only 40% of thestreams and rivers are fully supporting: this means that the streams and rivers meet theirdesignated uses such as swimming, fishing, and drinking (USEPA, 1995a). Approximately 75%of the lakes and ponds and 95% of the estuaries are fully supporting.
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“Duke Energy cannot run to another state, because it knows that it will be held accountable for its coal ash pollution in the courts of North Carolina,” said Mike Pucci, President of the Roanoke River Basin Association. “The people of North Carolina and Virginia expect Duke Energy to act like a responsible adult, not like a law breaker desperately trying to avoid facing up to the consequences of its wrongful activities.”
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SELC represents the following citizens groups in court to clean up Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution from all 14 leaking Duke Energy sites across North Carolina: Appalachian Voices, Cape Fear Riverwatch, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Dan River Basin Association, MountainTrue, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, Roanoke River Basin Association, Sierra Club, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Waterkeeper Alliance, Winyah Rivers Foundation, and Yadkin Riverkeeper.