Jordan Lake

Jordan Lake has been an impaired waterway for decades due to nutrient pollution and high levels of pH.

Unfortunately, it has also been neglected by lawmakers who have postponed protective laws. Instead, legislatures have budgeted for costly and ineffective solutions that are experimental and put the hundreds of thousands of people depending on the lake for drinking water at risk.

In May, the NC General Assembly approved a budget to include a costly contract with Sepro, a controversial company, to apply toxic algaecides into Jordan Lake. Haw River Assembly is following the process very closely and will work with legislatures and the public to fight this threat.

As of October 27, the Army Corps of Engineers has received an official request from Sepro to begin the approval process. We have requested the official document and will begin compiling information and preparing comments if the initial review by the Army Corps of Engineers should pass.

A few articles about this issue are linked below. Contact emily@hawriver.org for more information.

 

Jordan Lake Rules

 

Instead of curbing pollution, state lawmakers consider funding chemical treatment for Jordan Lake

 

Former House Speaker tried to strong-arm DEQ over chemicals in Jordan Lake