Raleigh to spend $150,000 in Falls Lake research
Posted November 20, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The City of Raleigh has set aside $150,000 in Falls Lake research to make up for a lack of state funding.
The research is expected to increase the options and reduce the cost to comply with the pollution reduction requirements of the Falls Lake rules.
Other governments with jurisdiction in the Falls Lake watershed have verbally committed to match Raleigh’s funds with another $150,000, including $50,000 from Durham.
While Wake County has been involved in the process, it hasn't dedicated any funding.
The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources’s (DENR) plan for pollution reduction from developed land was rejected by the Environmental Management Commission in July, sparking the need for more research before a new plan is presented in 2015.