Safeguarding Clean Water

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Abundant clean water is essential.  People drink water, eat fish that grow in it, and use it for agriculture, industry, and recreation.  Clean water is also an essential component of habitat for native plants and animals.  Population growth in our community increases demand for clean water – we use more than ever before – while associated pollution has compromised the supply. 



TLC reduces threats to clean water by

• protecting land along streams
• practicing and encouraging land management that keeps soil and pollutants out of streams
• leading the development of more effective, collaborative approaches to protecting water.

TLC is an active leader in water quality efforts, including the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative which focuses on conserving nine different water resources and protects the drinking supply for 500,000 Triangle residents.