Two state agencies are investigating the pumping of a stormwater pond in Swansboro that led to the muddying of a local creek.
KISS My … LID
Engineers have a term for it: KISS. Keep It Simple, Stupid is a universal principle of design, and LID — low-impact development — is the epitome of the approach.
Will Sewer Be Good for the White Oak?
A small town in Carteret County where almost $500,000 in federal grants has been spent to control runoff into the lower White Oak River is considering installing centralized sewer, which could lead to even more runoff into the river.
Putting Runoff on the Run
Several retrofit projects designed to reduce stormwater runoff are currently being installed along roadways and other high pollution sites in Wrightsville Beach.
Carteret Town Looks Across White Oak
Cedar Point in western Carteret County and a sewer authority in adjacent Onslow County are in early but serious talks about extending a sewer line across the White Oak River to the town.
White Oak River: Round III
Another round of work will begin in Cedar Point in Carteret County to better control runoff that’s polluting the White Oak River.
Pelican Award: Burrows Smith
He told his engineers to trash their plans once he learned how he could help the environment and save money. Find out why the N.C. Coastal Federation gave this developer a Pelican Award.
From Eyesore to Functioning Wetlands
The designs are completed and the easements surveyed. The N.C. Coastal Federation will soon start restoring two ponds in Cape Carteret to aid an ailing creek.
Pelican Award: Trinity Center and Sound to Sea
They went above and beyond for the coast and for their students. Find out why this worship center and its educators received a Pelican Award from the N.C. Coastal Federation.
Wet Weather Brings Swimming Warnings
Yes, it’s rained. A lot. With the incessant rain has come a slew of state advisories about swimming in some coastal waters because of high bacteria levels.
Neighborhood Gets a Runoff Refit
Some driveways have been repaved and other steps will be taken to reduce polluted runoff in Raintree, an existing housing subdivision in Wilmington.
Study Tests LID on Large Projects
A new study shows that low-impact development can save money or real estate on large commercial projects.
Runoff Plan Tries to Reroute the ‘Bus’
In attempt to restore two polluted creeks in Wilmington a stormwater plan attempts to change how polluted runoff moves through the watersheds.
Transforming Lives One Rain Garden at a Time
At-risk young people in Elizabeth City start a new path in life, earning an education and getting on-the-job training about techniques to control polluted runoff.
LID Draws a Packed House in Raleigh
A conference on low-impact development drew hundreds of people to hear about promising techniques to control runoff that is poisoning the state’s waterways.
The Congo of Polluted Water
If connected end-to-end, North Carolina’s impaired river and stream segments would form the ninth-longest river in the world. Its acreage of polluted lakes, marshes and sounds would cover Yellowstone National Park.