Our Water

Our Water

Our water: An uncertain future

For a century, the Catawba River has supplied us with water and energy

But greater demands over the coming decades threaten the river’s limits

Will the response to drought and a growing population be enough?

Our Water

Can utilities control their water losses?

Some North Carolina utilities are desperate for more water. Others don’t know where their treated water goes, wasting revenues – and a public resource – because of inaccurate meters, leaky pipes and shaky data.

Videos

Water contamination

The Austin family has to drink and cook with bottled water because of well contamination near a Duke Energy power plant in Belmont.
Water contamination 1:31

Water contamination

Duke Energy on water supply plan 0:35

Duke Energy on water supply plan

Video: Thinking about the Catawba River 3:02

Video: Thinking about the Catawba River

Catawba River 9 archival video.mp4 2:07

Catawba River 9 archival video.mp4