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Invasive Zebra Mussels Now Confirmed in North Carolina

Invasive Zebra Mussels Now Confirmed in North Carolina

Government
Image Credit - N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (via Website) RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2023) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) announced today that zebra mussels, a harmful invasive aquatic species, have been identified in an Iredell County waterbody. This is the first time this species has been identified in the wild in North Carolina. On Thursday, September 21, 2023, NCWRC, with assistance from scuba divers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, investigated and confirmed a report of zebra mussels in a quarry on private property. NCWRC believes the mussels are contained to the quarry and is working on options for treatment while continuing its investigation. Zebra mussels are prolific. Adult mussels can move to other water bodies by attaching themselves to bo...
Ramseur Water Supervisor Answers Questions, Points to Larger Underlying Issues

Ramseur Water Supervisor Answers Questions, Points to Larger Underlying Issues

News
(happycreator/ Adobe Stock) RAMSEUR, N.C. – Officials with the town of Ramseur are addressing concerns about recent and on-going water quality issues, and the underlying problem extends well outside of the town. In early December, the Town of Ramseur suffered a water main break in a 12-inch line used fill the town tank located at the old water treatment plant. “There is an 8-inch line that runs from the tank that ties back into the 12-inch line at the old water plant to keep the town supplied with water when the plant is shut down.” says Jason Helton, supervisor at the water treatment plant in an email conversation with Randolph News Now. To repair the break in the pipe both the 12” and 8” pipes had to be closed to take pressure off the line. “When valves are closed it allow...
Town of Ramseur to Hold Public Meeting About Recent Water Issues

Town of Ramseur to Hold Public Meeting About Recent Water Issues

Local
https://youtube.com/shorts/5vwYXa6Rhbs ASHEBORO N.C. - The Town of Ramsuer is set to hold a public hearing tomorrow regarding recent water quality issues. This month Randolph News Now has received dozens of comments, messages, emails, and phone calls about black and brown water coming from Ramseur's Municipal Water Treatment System. The Town of Ramsuer says in a public notice that the Board of Commissioners Special will hold a special Meeting-Tuesday December 13th, 2022, at 6:30 pm about "Issues Related to the Water Leak at the Old Water Plant". Earlier today Randolph News Now reached out to the Town's offices and while we were able to reach someone over the phone the Town said that they have "no comment at this time". Randolph News Now is continuing to investigate...
Asheboro Water Switching To Chlorine, What You Need To Know

Asheboro Water Switching To Chlorine, What You Need To Know

Government, Health
Photo by Scott Pelkey / Acme News ASHEBORO NC - The City of Asheboro will be switching to chlorine to treat its public water system starting on July 26th, so here's what you need to know.  A notice on the city's website says the "change in treatment is necessary to ensure optimum water quality." The city says some customers may initially detect a slight increase in chlorine taste or smell as the switchover in treatment processes occurs. The change won't affect the majority of customers, but some customers that use city drinking water for special purposes (including kidney dialysis) may need to make adjustments. So what is chlorine and is it safe to use to treat public water systems? Chlorine was discovered in 1774 and its use as a disinfection product dates back to the ...