Protecting Water for Future Generations
Quality and Quantity Matter
Not only does the quality of our drinking water matter, but we also need to be sure that there is enough of it to go around. With 63 new people in Wake County every day, our water resources are being spread more and more thinly. Encouraging people to conserve water, and looking into alternatives for the future will help us ensure that there is enough water for Wake County’s future.
In early 2006, the Wake County Board of Commissioners appointed the Stormwater Management Task Force to create a vision for the Triangle region, and to develop recommendations to address the challenges facing the County with regard to stormwater: pollutants, construction activity, increased impervious surfaces, stormwater volume and peak flow and their impact on stream quality. Learn more at the Stormwater Management Task Force website.
Specifically, the Task Force was asked to:
- Review and assess current and future stormwater levels of services
- Identify citizen expectations for stormwater services
- Develop recommendations for a Countywide Collaborative Stormwater program
- Develop funding recommendations where appropriate
- Develop an implementation plan WakeUP is advocating for Wake County to implement the Stormwater Task Force recommendations and Five-Year Implementation Plan
Recent droughts have brought water issues to the forefront in the Raleigh area. The City of Raleigh has initiated several different programs and projects with the goal to preserve and protect our water resources. Reuse water, sometimes called reclaimed water, recycled water, or non-potable water, is wastewater that is highly treated and can be re-used instead of being discharged to a waterway. Although not suitable for human, pet or livestock consumption, there are many viable uses for reuse water.
Water Conservation Tips for Home
We all need to do our part to conserve our precious commodity . . . water. Here are some water conservation tips for saving water at home.