Neighbors living near Duke Energy's unlined coal ash pits around North Carolina are being offered payment of future water bills plus a $5,000 "goodwill" payment to households concerned their water wells could be polluted with heavy metals.
H2GO is seeking a permit to release wastewater into the Brunswick River. People on both sides of the issue came prepared to defend their stances tonight in front of the Division of Environmental Quality who will take everything into consideration before making a decision on the permit.
Brunswick County will lift its State of Emergency at noon today as work on the bypass around the break in a water main that supplies raw water to area utilities nears completion, but water restrictions remain in place.
Following an assessment of damage to a water main, Brunswick County Public Utility residential customers in all areas of the County should continue to follow mandatory water conservation requirements, though commercial car washes can resume operations.