Greenville’s Water Plant Receives Notable Award

May 11

Greenville’s Water Plant Receives Notable Award

Greenville Utilities Water Treatment Plant was recently among 56 water systems, in North Carolina, recognized for exceeding required water standards. The Area Wide Optimization Award is given annually to water treatment facilities that draw from surface water supplies. The Area Wide Optimization Program focuses on water system’s efforts to reduce turbidity- the...

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Greensboro’s Pilot Program for Sewer Testing

Apr 21

Greensboro’s Pilot Program for Sewer Testing

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 instrumental in recognizing the need for new construction, which...

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The Wilmington Attraction: Cape Fear River and the Beaver

Apr 01

The Wilmington Attraction: Cape Fear River and the Beaver

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 up water in recent months than in years past. Contributed to the enormous amount of rain, the...

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Charlotte’s Heavy Rain Causes Falling Trees

Feb 25

Charlotte’s Heavy Rain Causes Falling Trees

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 from Edgehill Park covering Queens Road is in the process of being removed to prevent further road...

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Carrboro Sewer Authority’s Strategic Initiatives

Jan 27

Carrboro Sewer Authority’s Strategic Initiatives

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, treatment, water reuse and resource...

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NC State University’s Energy Training

Jan 08

NC State University’s Energy Training

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) partners with Energy...

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Charlotte’s Plumbing Guide for Pressure Reducing Valves

Dec 15

Charlotte’s Plumbing Guide for Pressure Reducing Valves

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 pressure. If you have a pressure reducing valve (PRV) installed to protect your plumbing, it may need adjusting. Most PRVs...

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