Regional Water Programs in North Carolina

by Jon A. Arnold, Project Engr.; Water Supply Grants Unit, Sanitary Engrg. Section, North Carolina Div. of Health Services, N.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 2, Pg. 183-187

Document Type: Journal Paper


The State of North Carolina has created two programs to aid in the establishment of regional water and sewer systems that have met with some success. The Regional Water Supply and Sewage Disposal Planning Program has met with financial difficulties that will require legislative action to correct. The Clean Water Bond Program, which extends construction grants to municipalities, has enabled several regional systems to gain adequate financing for construction. The separate State offices dealing with water and sewer projects should be combined, and greater support should be given to new and innovative designs for water resources systems. The State agencies could be more effective by sponsoring periodic workshops advocating regional systems and by encouraging the development of cluster systems. The ultimate goal should be the establishment of river-basin-wide regional systems.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water management | Sewers | Construction management | Water supply | Sewage | Legislation | Water quality | North Carolina

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