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33462
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This article is a summary of presentations made at the September 16 Leaders Conference on Groundwater. Representatives discussed municipal concerns, local government concerns, and industry concerns about groundwater in North Carolina.
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33468
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Recent increases in outbreaks of giardiasis, a form of gastroenteritis caused by the parasite giardia lamblia, have been documented in several areas of the United States. According to the Communicable Disease Control Branch of the North Carolina Division of Health Services, the epidemiology of the disease in humans is not well understood. One of the provisions of the 1986 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments is designed as a safeguard against giardia contamination of public water supplies.
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33464
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The release of more than a million gallons of dairy waste which killed most of the fish and aquatic life in a section of the Neuse River in November points up a significant potential for pollution. This was the worst fish kill ever attributed to an animal waste spill in the state. The cities of Goldsboro and Smithfield were advised not to draw drinking water from the Neuse for several days.
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33465
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Scientists at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill made recommendations for biologically controlling phosphorus releases from the wastewater treatment plant operated by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA). The Division of Environmental Management will soon issue regulations limiting phosphorus concentrations in discharges from municipal wastewater treatment facilities into streams feeding nutrient sensitive water bodies.
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33466
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The North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development and the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Districts will request funding to further expand the Agricultural Cost Share Program for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control. The program helps farmers with the costs of implementing farm conservation practices aimed at reducing the input of agricultural nonpoint source pollution into water courses.
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33463
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North Carolina is formulating a strategy for assisting municipalities in financing construction of water and sewer facilities. According to Mary Joan Pugh, assistant secretary for the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, the state will propose the establishment of a revolving loan fund for local governments to construct new wastewater treatment facilities.
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33467
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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development are cooperating to produce inventory maps of the state’s coastal wetlands, and the cooperative agreement has been renewed. The maps will classify wetlands by an updated and expanded system which is applicable to all wetlands, not just those that provide habitat for waterfowl.