October 18th is the the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and, to mark this occasion, American Rivers has designated the Neuse River as the "2022 River of the Year". To read more about this click on this link: Neuse River Designated 2022 River of the Year. The LNBA and NRCA members celebrate this accomplishment and will continue its work to further improve water quality in the Neuse River.
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The Water Environment & Technology, October 2014 edition featured an article on two resource recovery facilities in the Neuse River Basin. Those facilities are Central Johnston County WWTF and the Neuse River WWTF. The article was submitted by Hazen & Sawyer noting the exceptional performance of these two facilities (and several other facilities) using conventional treatment strategies to reduce effluent total nitrogen.
On July 23, 2014 the NCDENR Division of Water Resources (DWR) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Lower Neuse Basin Assoication being a part of the State's Coalition Monitoring Program. The reception was held at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.
North Carolina is the only state with a coalition monitoring program comprised of NPDES Discharge Permit holders. The LNBA through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) monitors 50+ sampling sites from Falls Lake Dam to the City of New Bern and was the first coalition participant. The original MOA was executued in July of 1994.