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County, town need to do more to get clean drinking water to the Rogers Road community

Repairing and replacing wells in the Rogers Road area is nowhere close to a sufficient solution to the pressing issue of water contamination.

All residents in this area deserve clean drinking water, and the town and county governments must find a way to make this happen.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners’ unanimous passage of a resolution last week to consider offering no-fault well repair services for the residents who live within 3,000 feet of the Orange County landfill is just another development in a 30-year saga of neglect.

If Orange County and the town of Chapel Hill are serious about ensuring Rogers Road residents have adequate drinking water, then they need to sit down and figure out a way to provide the area with clean water hookups, and they need to do it now. (read more here)


Residents say landfill has tainted water

February 3, 2010

Sam Rinderman

Staff Writer

Many residents in the historically black and low-income community bordering the county landfill don’t receive drinking water from county water lines. Soon they might receive help with well repair.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night considering healthy water options for the residents who live within 3,000 feet of the Orange County landfill, which is located in the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood. (read the whole story here)