Let's Not Take It For Granted

The Publisher's Post in the January 2014 issue of GREATER CHARLOTTE BIZ emphasizes the importance of the Catawba River to the economy of the Charlotte Region. Although written before the recent contamination of the water supplies in West Virginia and Ohio, those events underscore the importance of taking action to protect our water supply.

John P. Galles, Publisher of Greater Charlotte Biz, devoted the last page of the January issue of the magazine to the importance of the Catawba River to the economy of the region and the importance of protecting our water supply.

He observes that there are many sources of pollution but that coal ash waste presents a particular threat to the water supply of Mecklenburg County

Although not yet posted on the Greater Charlotte Biz website at the time this was being written, eventually the full comments will be available at http://www.greatercharlottebiz.com/default.asp.  In the meantime, you can view a PDF of the comments by clicking here.

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To report South Carolina water pollution call 1-888-481-0125.

To report North Carolina spills or fish kills, call your local regional Department of Environment & Natural Resources office during normal business hours (704-663-1699 for most Catawba basin areas or (828) 296-4500 for Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and other mountain counties) or 800-858-0368 after hours.  (For more information on NC spill reporting, click here)

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