Author: permacharlotte

The City of Greensboro believes in spotlighting growth and economic potential in the best interest of its population of 250,000.  Currently, the city is developing a pilot program to conclusively inspect a (PCCP) prestressed concrete cylinder pipe water main. The Water Resources Department has been...

The city of Wilmington is home to the scenic Cape Fear River, unfurling throughout the coastal and piedmont regions of North Carolina. It also shares its home with another: the beaver. Homeowners across the Cape Fear region have found more dams blocking culverts and backing...

Charlotte is cleaning up area roads and property in the wake of strong winds and heavy rain this week.  In recent weeks, the city has had its share of rain storms which has caused damage and hazards throughout several Charlotte neighborhoods.   A massive tree...

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority or OWASA is a community–owned utility that exemplifies community commitment to environmental protection and sustainable management of natural resources in North Carolina. The goal is to protect the environment through effective management and operation of the wastewater collection system,...

As part of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board’s (NWDB) Sustainability Initiative, North Carolina State University has developed a Commercial Energy Coordinator training program designed for qualified businesses and organizations in the region. Through a grant from the NWDB, NC State University’s Industrial Extension Service (IES)...

There are a few remedies to help you with water pressure in your home.  If the pressure is low products like water softeners or filters may reduce water pressure if recently added or needs to be serviced. A water leak in plumbing can also affect...

On July 16, 1976, the North Carolina Rural Water Association, Inc. (NCRWA) was incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the authority of the NC Secretary of State. NCRWA’s modest, yet service-focused, existence was much the vision of the initial Board of Directors. Organized from the...

The city of Briar Creek is actively measuring the consequences of rainfall in the densely-developed area which is likely to fall on pavement or rooftops. All of that storm water runoff increases pollution and the risk of flash flooding. The city is looking at alternative...

A recent campus theme for UNC was “Water in Our World.” This theme was implemented to recognize the global crisis surrounding water access, hygiene, and sanitation. The Carolina 'Water on Our Campus' capstone, an environmental research team comprised of students, sought to give the campus...

The massive flooding disaster taking place in South Carolina, where a storm dumped nearly 2 feet of rain in the central part of the state this month, has been named the ‘1000 year’ event.  Floodwaters have caused the roads to be inundated with damage. The...