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. Go to the Stormwater Management Task Force website for more information. 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
City of Raleigh water conservation efforts
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.
The City of Raleigh strongly encourages conservation of its drinking water. The City’s Water Conservation Task Force (WCTF) reviews the City’s water conservation plan and develops recommendations to improve the plan based on experiences gained due to past drought seasons.
We all need to do our part to conserve our precious commodity . . . water. Water conservation tips offer good advice for saving water at home.