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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.

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