Water usage at Kerr Lake causes debate
Posted April 23, 2015
Updated April 24, 2015
Vance County, N.C. — Officials with the Kerr Lake Regional Water System say they want to pull more water from Kerr Lake.
The system partners, including Henderson, Oxford and Warren County, would sell the water to outlying areas.
Officials petitioned to withdraw the additional water in the next few years, about 14.2 million gallons, to serve a growing customer base.
"To make sure we have the demand for more water, we can supply those needs well into the future," said Henderson Assistant City Manager Frank Fraizer.
Citizens from across the area who do not like the idea of water resources being sold to outlying customers spoke out Thursday evening.
"We feel that all the people who have been making these decisions have been making them without all of the information," said Deborah Ferruccio, with Preserve Our North Carolina Lakes.
According to state officials, a final decision is expected in July.