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The Need for an Expanded State Role in Protected Water Supply Watersheds

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State government in North Carolina has been helping localities protect their water supplies since 1888 when Raleigh enacted special legislation for the protection of Walnut Creek watershed. Since then, water treatment technology has improved water purification but more efforts are needed to protect undeveloped watersheds under multiple jurisdictions. This article provides recommendations for legislative and executive actions to watershed protection.