Protecting the water in the Catawba-Wateree basin will not happen without citizen participation. The following is a partial list of ways in which ordinary people can help protect the water in the basin.
Help protect your River!
Tell your Riverkeeper if you see:
Click here to fill out a pollution report or to report water pollution to Catawba Riverkeeper by phone, call 1-888-679-9494 or 704-679-9494. In addition, to informing your Riverkeeper, you should also report spills or contamination to federal, state and local environmental officials.
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)
Fish consumption advisories have been issued throughout the Catawba-Wateree River basin. Many of these advisories are the result of testing initiated by Catawba Riverkeeper and confirmed by state and local officials. For a chart identifying fish types with the applicable advisories for the Charlotte area, click here. For more information about the fish advisories, click here.