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Triangle Towns Looking At Kerr Lake As Future Water Source

Posted July 3, 2002 9:07 a.m. EDT

— Some Triangle towns are looking to Kerr Lake as a future water supply.

Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Granville County are teaming up with the Army Corps of Engineers to study Kerr Lake's potential as a water source. They want to know if there is enough water in the lake to make it worth the investment.

Since the lake is 50 miles away, the governments would have to build a pipeline to get the water to the area.

"It's going to be some expensive water, but everything is relative. In 20 or 30 years, it may not be the most expensive water we could pursue," said Dale Crisp of Raleigh Public Utilities.

Officials said the lake would not be used as a water supply for another 20 or 30 years.