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  • Video: Thinking about the Catawba River

    Five people talk about what the river means to them through family history, its beauty, access to the river and how to preserve the resource.

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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?

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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.

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