North Carolina Deserves Safe Water

Clean water is essential to our way of life.

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Legislators Are Jeopardizing Our Water Quality

The North Carolina General Assembly continues to strip important protections for our water, leaving the state unable to ensure environmental compliance and safety. Water contamination issues like hog waste, and emerging contaminants (GenX) can be prevented with proper funding for the government agencies created to keep us safe.

Emerging Contaminants

Industrial compounds are being found in our bodies and environment.
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Emerging Contaminants
In 2017, GenX was detected in the Cape Fear River, which provides drinking water to approximately 1.6 million people downstream. This industrial compound is used in the manufacture of Teflon, and is associated with adverse human health and ecological effects. Although the levels of GenX in drinking water in the Cape Fear have fallen, other potentially harmful chemicals are being discovered throughout North Carolina. Our leaders need to get a grasp on how to handle these contaminants.
Hurricane Resilience

Weather events and flooding are becoming more intense.
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Hurricane Resilience
Hurricanes Matthew and Florence produced 1,000 year floods and devastated eastern North Carolina two times over. In the aftermath of these historic storms hog waste overflowed from lagoons into N.C. waterways and coal ash ponds breached, releasing toxic waste into the Neuse and Cape Fear Rivers. North Carolina must invest in data-driven floodplain planning, resilient rebuilding efforts, and natural resource protection to proactively prepare for future hurricanes.

Our communities deserve to drink, swim, and fish in clean water.

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Prevent Future Contamination

Make your voice heard – contact your legislator and ask them to prioritize clean water in North Carolina. We need funding adequately distributed to ensure our water is safe and properly tested to stay protected.

Water Quality Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest water quality news in our state.

What’s in the water? Don’t ask, lawmakers say

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We need to invest in better water treatment

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What’s happened since we first learned of GenX a year ago? A lot.

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OPINION: GOP’s budget fails on GenX actions

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Finding GenX

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