|Boone Irons Out Plans for New Water Source|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Sunday, 10 August 2008 16:42|
The Town of
Young reported, Charlotte-based WK Dickson is working toward completing an environmental assessment that will be reviewed by various departments and agencies, as well as the public. G&T Communications, Incorporated will be involved with educating the public about the need for the facility and its impact on both the Todd and Boone communities.
According to Mayor Loretta Clawson, the Council is making every effort to stay on the forefront of guaranteeing a dependable water supply for the future, and important parts of that process include informing and listening.
According to Young, the new water intake facility is in response to state guidelines for meeting the public’s need for drinkable water. When a water system reaches 80 % of capacity, the N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources recommends a plan for expansion. When the system reaches 90 % of capacity, the state recommends the expansion be under construction. If not underway by that point, Young said, the state could impose a halt on new water hookups. Young reported, Boone went over the 80 % mark in 2006 and is projected to surpass 90 % next year.
The town is requesting a permit to withdraw 4 million gallons of gallons per day from the
More information about the current status of the town of
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