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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 256, Mar/Apr 1989
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An ad hoc committee set up by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission to review proposed state water quality standards has recommended that the Division of Environmental Management proceed with adoption of most of the new standards. Public hearings are scheduled in May and are the last step before regulations are finalized. The new standards pertain to water pollution, wastewater treatment, and municipal water supplies.
Agriculture has recently faced criticism because of its contributions to soil erosion, pollution of groundwater, exposure to pesticides, and cultivation of environmentally sensitive and marginally productive land. Research coordinated by Dr. Larry King at North Carolina State University is exploring “alternative agriculture” or low-input, sustainable agricultural practices. This research could enhance the competitiveness of alternative methods and help solve water quality problems.