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Upcoming Events

Chatham County Board of Commissioners Meeting: Monday, July 17th at 6:00pm. Pittsboro Historic Court House. A public hearing will be held on extending the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing by one year. Chatham residents may also comment on the proposal by emailing lindsay.ray@chathamnc.org.

ACP Public Hearings on Water /Wetland 401 Permits (sign up begins 5:00 pm):
July 18: Fayetteville, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, 2201 Hull Rd.

July 20: Rocky Mount, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Nash Community College, Brown Auditorium, 522 N. Old Carriage Rd.

Drinking Water & Democracy at Stake: Call your NC lawmakers this week to weigh in

This week, lawmakers are beginning to discuss and pass dozens of bills that have been introduced this spring, in order to pass as many as possible before an important deadline on Thursday, April 27. Please call or e-mail your legislators today and weigh in on several key bills with huge implications for NC drinking water, environmental justice, and democracy!

To find the names and phone numbers of the legislators for your area, go to . . . → Read More: Drinking Water & Democracy at Stake: Call your NC lawmakers this week to weigh in

The case for public drinking water grows even stronger

By Jenn Weaver, Clean Water for NC

A new report by Food and Water Watch – “The State of Public Water in the United States” – affirms that public water is the most affordable, safe way of providing drinking water to communities. Eighty-seven percent of people in the U.S. with water service receive it from publicly-owned water utilities, and that number is growing. Private, for-profit corporations charge an average of 59% more per year than . . . → Read More: The case for public drinking water grows even stronger

Hear from communities directly impacted by water privatization in CWFNC’s new video!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be one of the hundreds of thousands of rural and suburban North Carolinians whose basic access to drinking water or sewage treatment is controlled by a private, for-profit corporation? Put yourself in the shoes of a private water or sewer customer, hearing directly from folks in three neighborhoods in the Carolinas about the daily effects on their lives, in Clean Water for NC’s new nine-minute YouTube video.

. . . → Read More: Hear from communities directly impacted by water privatization in CWFNC’s new video!

The Empty Promises of Privatized Wastewater in NC

We often talk about the impacts of drinking water privatization in North Carolina, but did you know that out of state for-profit corporations are also buying up small sewage treatment plants? Utilities Inc. and its subsidiaries have over 19,000 sewer customers in 19 NC counties, and Aqua NC has 12,000 sewer customers in 19 counties. Apart from these two “giants,” there are 70 more private companies operating sewage systems in the state.

Small sewage . . . → Read More: The Empty Promises of Privatized Wastewater in NC