Neuse Regional Water And Sewer Authority Update

It's been around a year since a new water treatment facility was built in Kinston, and state officials say it is making a difference by improving water levels.

The Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority opened in September 2008.

The plant treats water from the Neuse River and then sends it out to several towns in Lenoir and Pitt Counties.

The plant was built because state representatives found that aquifers that were being used before to supply residents with water were beginning to dry up, and they were also worried that saltwater could get into the aquifers.

Now a year later state officials say their plan is working.

The plant cost 140 million dollars to build.

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  • by Mike Location: Hubert on Dec 2, 2009 at 12:25 AM
    This is another example of not thinking things through. With the increase of people and water use, water levels in the aquafers are getting low and they are worried about salt water getting into the aquafers. So now water is being taken out of the Neuse River to meet demands. Makes sence huh?. Not really. What happens when we go into another severe drought? Well what happens is that more salt water will be comming up further into the river to replace the fresh water tha is being taken out. This is a change that will change the ecosystem of the brackish and fresh water parts of the river. After all the talk, lawmaking, and money spent to save rivers from man's impact, they think this up! But who cares right? Not the Neuse Regional Water And Sewer Authority that's for sure! I hope they are taking water out of the river in a place where they won't get any of that treated sewage they dump in the river. Wouldn't want to interfere with that now would we !?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2009 at 01:06 PM
    First off, must have been REALLY bored to want to 'crash' an obama party. Second, the only people to blame for that is the WHITE HOUSE SECURITY!!! IDIOTS. Wow. Now thats shocking huh?

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