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North Carolina's water situation is that pollution and drought kill the surface supply but the water table is not falling.
North Carolina’s Pollution Prevention Pays Program has been cited as the nation’s most comprehensive and most focused on waste reduction. The program targets all forms of waste and works with local governments and state agencies, as well as business and industry. The program offers industries financial incentives, and supports university research aimed at developing techniques to reduce the generation of hazardous waste and prevent pollution.
In its latest biennial report on water quality in North Carolina, the Water Quality Section of the Division of Environmental Management reports that sixty-four-percent of the state’s streams and rivers fully support their recreational uses. Agricultural runoff is identified as the most widespread contributor to stream degradation across most of the state. Other sources of pollution are summarized in this article.