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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 278, Nov/Dec 1992
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Connelly Springs, a small town in Burke County, will soon have drinking water thanks to the assistance from a new program within the Construction Grants and Loans Section of the North Carolina Division of Environmental Management. By 1995, the town will have completed a distribution system that will allow access to the county’s water supply. Construction is being done by residents as part of the loan agreements under the North Carolina Small Community Self-Help Program.
At its October 8 meeting, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission voted unanimously to deny a request from environmental groups for a Declaratory Ruling on the validity of the modified water supply watershed protection rules adopted in February 1992. The commission affirmed that the rules were developed and adopted in accordance with procedures required by the Administrative Procedure Act.
On July 1, 1992, North Carolina became the first state in the nation to implement a mandatory statewide on-site wastewater treatment system classification and maintenance program. The practice of relying on on-site systems is widespread because of the rural nature of the state. This article discusses the evolution of the maintenance program, and new requirements for sewage disposal and on-site wastewater treatment systems.
The North Carolina Agricultural Cost Share Program helped install twice as many animal waste management structures in 1992 as it had in any previous year. The increase can be attributed to farmers anticipating implementation of new nondischarge regulations, and pressure on farmers to make their animal operations environmentally sound.