When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers and Cooperative Extension engineers from N.C. State University have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria that can lead to beach closures.
The Jack Smith Creek Stormwater Project, one of the largest stormwater retrofits in the state, can capture and treat the runoff from more than 1,000 acres of residential and commercial property.
The Wayne and Judy Skaggs Endowment for Water Resources and the Hydrology of Poorly Drained Lands was created Nov. 9 as part of festivities in commemoration of Skaggs’ career.
CALS scientists use an innovative the field lab site to demonstrate how new decentralized technologies can be used to produce non-potable waters — those that aren’t used for drinking, cooking, showering or bathing — at the point where the water is initially used, whether it be in an individual home, a small business or small communities.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Environmental Expertise: Land and Water
Why do Americans continue to flush their toilets with drinking water? It’s a question that an N.C. State University team of soil scientists contemplates every day as they work to show that small-scale wastewater reuse can be a way to ensure a safe and plentiful water supply in the face of projected nationwide water shortfalls.
WECO program, county activities and water quality coordinator recognized at Southern Region Water Conference.
Dr. Richard McLaughlin, North Carolina State University soil scientist, is among 11 researchers who will receive awards at from the Soil Science Society of America.
Brantley Snipes designed a suburban retrofit to promote walkability and other outdoor activities that provide mental and physical health attributes to the community.
N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old center in Currituck County.