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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 281, May/June 1993
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Officials of local governments in Wake, Durham, Orange, Person and Granville counties are considering a study to determine measures needed to protect Falls of the Neuse Reservoir, the sole water supply for the City of Raleigh and several smaller municipalities. Commissioners emphasize the need for some objective basis for adopting a watershed protection ordinance for Falls Lake.
At an April workshop sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service, scientists from across the state discussed projects aimed at determining the extent of pesticide contamination of North Carolina’s ground and surface waters and the ecological effects of pesticide contamination. Much of the discussion pertained to public perception of risks from pesticide exposure, and the implications of the projects.
At its May 19 meeting, the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission approved sending to public hearing procedures and guidelines for implementing the “nondischarge” rules for animal waste systems. The commission was directed to adopt implementation rules after swine producers objected to proposed procedures that would have allowed local Soil and Water Conservation District Boards to certify animal waste management plans.