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Concord recognized in inaugural NC Source Water Protection Awards
Friday, April 10, 2015

CONCORD – The City of Concord Water Resources Department is one of eight inaugural winners of the NC Source Water Collaborative's Source Water Protection Awards. Source Water is untreated water from streams, rivers, lakes, and aquifers that serves as a source of drinking water. The Collaborative and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced the winners in late March.

Concord was one of two awardees in the Education category. The City's storm drain marking, Adopt-A-Stream, Clean-A-Creek, civic education, Project WET, and police patrol involvement programs were identified as successful educational campaigns that raise awareness of source water protection, demonstrate source water protection measures, or otherwise spur action toward source water protection. Click here to learn more about these education programs.

Water Resources staff engineer Crystal Brown, who compiled the City's nomination, was recognized at the April 9 City Council meeting.

The N.C. Source Water Collaborative is a statewide partnership with volunteers from non-profit organizations, university programs, state, local and federal agencies, professional associations, and regional councils of government. The group develops and supports strategies that preserve the lakes, streams, rivers and aquifers used for drinking water and the land that protects and recharges these sources of water.

For additional information about the inaugural awards, visit ncswc.org, or contact Rebecca Sadosky at 919-707-9096, or Rebecca.Sadosky@ncdenr.gov.