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With growing cities and metropolitan areas in North Carolina, there is growing discussion of the purpose and services of municipal governments such as police and fire protection.
Urban planning experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that population and economic growth have left many cities and towns in the Southeast with inadequate water supply and sewer systems. They attribute this condition more to a lack of planning and realistic pricing than a lack of ability to pay for the necessary facilities. Municipalities are trying to cope with growth pressures through conservation and postponed expansion, and by shifting financial burden to the private sector.