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Water Safety

NC wants stricter water limits for toxic metals

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After years of delays, North Carolina regulators are moving to strengthen state water-quality standards to include tougher limits on toxic metals like those at issue following the recent coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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YWCA and Wilmington Housing Authority host pool day for kids

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videoIt was pool day at the YWCA, and some kids got a chance to dive in, splash around, and learn a thing or two about swim safety. Full story...
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CFPUA increases MANDATORY water conservation

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At this time all customers are advised that CFPUA has increased its water use advisory to STAGE 4 MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS which prohibits all outdoor and non-essential use until further notice. Violations can result in citations of $500 for each occurrence and/or disconnection. Full story...
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Boy who almost drowned recovering

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videoA 14-year-old boy is in good condition tonight after a very close call in the water at Lake Leamon in Wallace. Full story...
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Eastern Carolina's EMS releases 20 water safety tips

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As Memorial Day has came to an end and the scorching sun raises the temperature, people head for their swimming pools and other open water, such as rivers, lakes and dams, to cool down, and the local emergency medical services (EMS) prepares for any eventuality. In an attempt to prevent accidents, Eastern Carolina's EMS Association is educating the public about water-related safety precautions. Full story...
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