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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 229, Aug/Sept 1985
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The North Carolina Citizen Survey, conducted in the fall of 1983 and 1984, contained questions on environmental issues facing North Carolina. The results found that North Carolinians place high value on environmental quality and maintenance, and the majority consider the state’s environment to be good. Waste disposal is seen as the primary threat to the environment.
A recent study of streams in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County has found several violations of water quality standards but none that appear to present health risks or impair designated uses of the water. The study was conducted by the United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.
In areas of North Carolina designated as nutrient-sensitive waters the Environmental Management Commission requires phosphorus removal for new wastewater treatment facilities. These areas include the Chowan River Basin and the watershed area of the Falls of the Neuse Lake and the Jordan Lake.