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Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Orange County have taken steps to improve the regulatory scheme governing watershed rules. The author identifies four major problems encountered by the towns and provides insights for jurisdictions facing similar challenges.
Attention to water supply protection efforts by local governments in North Carolina is increasing. Notable among these efforts are the steps taken to protect the new Falls and Jordan Reservoirs. Orange County and other communities have begun to employ land-use controls to protect their drinking water supplies and monitor water quality.
The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission has authorized an investigation to determine whether a capacity water use situation exists or may be emerging in the Upper Neuse River basin, including the Eno River. The Orange County Commissioners suspect that water emergencies experienced by the Hillsborough and Orange Alamance water systems during the droughts of 1983 and 1986 are likely to recur with greater frequency.