RALEIGH — John Skvarla, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), has announced that the state agency is consolidating several of its programs to create greater efficiency at protecting water resources in North Carolina.
The state divisions of Water Quality and Water Resources are merging into one program called the N.C. Division of Water Resources.
Water quality programs are responsible for ensuring North Carolina’s water is clean, while water resources programs are responsible for ensuring people have enough water for everyday uses.
Those who depend upon the state’s water programs should be unaffected by the changes, officials say.
In addition to the consolidation of the two water agencies, the program devoted to stormwater regulation and education will be moved from the N.C. Division of Water Quality to the N.C. Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, or DEMLR.
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