The Transylvania Times -

Bill Includes Funding To Help Improve French Broad River – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 7/13/2020 at 1:48pm

Pictured (left to right) are Eric, of Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours; N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards; and Hartwell Carson and Gray Jernigan, of MountainTrue. (Courtesy photo)

Last week, N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards announced the adoption of House Bill 1087 (Water/Wastewater Public Enterprise Reform), which includes funding for conservation and water quality initiatives in western North Carolina.

The bill appropriates $200,000 to assist the Department of Environ-mental Quality (DEQ) to respond to pollution spills, and $100,000 to MountainTrue's water quality testing on the French Broad River, as well as other WNC rivers and streams, according to a press release from Edwards' office.

"We continue to invest in our families, our economy, our environment, and our natur...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 01/26/2021 11:17