Division of Water Quality http://wunc.org en Greensboro Seeks New Water Source http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-seeks-new-water-source <p>The State is considering a request from the City of Greensboro to draw water from the Haw River.<br><br>Tonight the Division of Water Quality will listen to citizens at the first of several public hearings. As of now Greensboro takes its water from Lakes Higgins, Brandt and Townsend.&nbsp; Greensboro's Interim Director of Water Resources Kenny McDowell says the proposal to use the Haw would allow the city greater flexibility.<br> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7410 at http://wunc.org Irene Causes Water Problems http://wunc.org/post/irene-causes-water-problems <p>Hurricane Irene's flood waters caused some waste water treatment plants to overflow in the eastern part of the state while cutting off power to others. State officials are warning people in flooded areas to avoid contact with contaminated water as they begin the arduous task of clean up. Susan Massengale works for the North Carolina Division of Water Quality.<br> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:41:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 7530 at http://wunc.org State Agencies Earn Awards for Wetlands Data http://wunc.org/post/state-agencies-earn-awards-wetlands-data <p>Federal officials are recognizing the work of state water quality and transportation officials in protecting wetlands. The Federal Highway Administration is presenting the state Division of Water Quality and Department of Transportation with two awards. Susan Massengale is a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. She says one award is for the development of an advanced modeling system that produces accurate maps of streams and wetlands.<br> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:11:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 8214 at http://wunc.org Water Report Criticizes Private Companies http://wunc.org/post/water-report-criticizes-private-companies <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">A non-profit organization has released a report that claims private utilities are not providing affordable or healthy water to some small communities in North Carolina. Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:36:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8714 at http://wunc.org New Rules For Falls Lake http://wunc.org/post/new-rules-falls-lake <p>Today marks the first day new pollution rules go into effect for Falls Lake. The State Division of Water Quality found Falls Lake to be impaired in 2008.</p><p>Falls Lake is the source of drinking water for half a million Wake County residents, but most of the watershed lies in Durham and Granville Counties. That has put local officials at odds for the last 18 months as they hammered out the new rules.</p> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:05:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 10277 at http://wunc.org