Legislature considering allowing sewage to be pumped into our aquifers...ACTION!!
Below is the text of an email I received today from the North Carolina Conservation Network. It's almost impossible to believe anyone would actually consider asking for or allowing this to happen. Almost...simply because the people we elect seem to be capable of anything.
Due to the public health risks, it is currently illegal in North Carolina to inject treated sewage into our groundwater. However, this week the state legislature is likely to begin committee hearings and could vote on a measure to unravel this public health protection.
House Bill 643 would allow incompletely-treated wastewater (also known as “reclaimed water”) to be injected into North Carolina’s groundwater aquifers. This legislation would overturn a longstanding law that protects vital drinking-water sources and could potentially pose a significant health risk to millions of North Carolinians who depend on clean groundwater for use in their homes and businesses. Click here to stop H643
House Bill 643 was introduced just last week and is expected to be up for debate in the House Committee on Water Resources and Infrastructure as early as tomorrow! Take action right now: Tell your state representative that you don’t want treated sewage in your drinking water.
Apparently being pushed by Onslow County...wanting more capacity but unwilling to pay for PROPER TREATMENT.
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