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Experts say the Triangle’s drinking water is “probably” safe, but carcinogens have been detected in quantities slightly larger than considered safe. The area treatment systems are not equipped to handle this problem. Most of the area’s rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are considered unfit for swimming and drinking. The scope of the Triangle’s water pollution and solutions are examined in Part 1 of a three part series.
The Triangle area water supply has contaminants in it and some are appearing in quantities slightly larger than considered safe. Each city’s water supply is examined according to chemists at each city and their lab tests on file at the NC Division of Health Sciences. Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Pittsboro and their results are explained.
This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on water pollution in the Triangle area. The sources of the Triangle’s water pollution are examined. The majority of pollution is from toxins that run off of city streets caused by citizens. Farmers account for 17 percent of the problem and industry and faulty sewage treatment facilities account for 16 percent. The governments role in regulation and what can be done is also examined.
Part 3 of a three part series on the water pollution in the Triangle focuses on how the area and residents can fix the problem. The Triangle area has some of the sickest rivers and lakes in the state. Seven solutions are presented. Better regulations, technology upgrades, limiting growth, and citizen action through recycling and conservation are the just some of the simple solutions put forth.