• Critical and Non-Critical Areas Little River Water Supply Watershed
    Critical and Non-Critical Areas Little River Water Supply Watershed

    Posted: Nov 15, 2007
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    Wendell, N.C. — A proposed reservoir in northeast Wake County would increase Raleigh’s water supply, but critics say the reservoir would threaten property values and future development.

    The Little River Workgroup held a series of public meetings on a draft agreement that would restrict development near the site to protect the water supply from pollutants.

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  • 28 Aug 2009 /  Water Issues - United States

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    Posted: Jul. 5, 2009

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Long dependent on wellwater and supplies sent hundreds of miles by canal from the Colorado River, this desert city will soon harvest some of its 12 inches of annual rainfall to help bolster its water resources.

    Under the nation’s first municipal rainwater harvesting ordinance for commercial projects, Tucson developers building new business, corporate or commercial structures will have to supply half of the water needed for landscaping from harvested rainwater starting next year.

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    Raleigh, N.C. — Thirteen companies have won inaugural grants of up to $100,000 from the North Carolina Green Business Fund.

    The fund, which was created by state lawmakers last year, is designed to help small businesses with fewer than 100 employees develop and market promising green and alternative energy technologies.

    “We have all the right assets to be a leader in going green in North Carolina – great agricultural diversity, a booming biotech sector, and world-class entrepreneurs and researchers,” Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, who proposed the fund, said in a statement. “This fund will jump start efforts to build a green economy that’s good for business and the environment.”