Chatham Conservation Partnership Meeting About Health of Chatham County Rivers
The rivers of Chatham County provide important natural resources for our community, including fish and wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and drinking water. Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) will hold its first quarterly meeting of the year on Thursday January 21 in Pittsboro and the focus will be the health of our Chatham County rivers.
Elaine Chiosso from the Haw River Assembly will speak about the impacts sludge (solid waste from treated wastewater) has on the Haw, Deep, and Rocky rivers. Dr. Detlef Knappe from North Carolina State University will inform us about 1,4-Dioxane, an industrial solvent found in Pittsboro’s drinking water, and its long-term risk factors.
The meeting will be from 9:00 a.m.-noon in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building located at 65 East Chatham St. in Pittsboro. The meeting is free and open to the general public.
No need to register – just show up!
For more information about these topics, please see the following links:
Welcome and Introductions
Overview of Chatham drinking surface water sources
Sludge In Our Waters: An investigation of industrial contaminants in sewage sludge and the impacts on surface waters
Elaine Chiosso, Haw Riverkeeper, Executive Director of the Haw River Assembly
Study of 1,4-Dioxane in the Haw River
Dr. Detlef Knappe, Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University
Update from Chatham County on coal ash and fracking
CCP updates and announcements from members