Water Project: Navassa, NC

NAVASSA, NC: WATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE

The mayor and town administrator of Navassa, NC (a low-income community 5 miles northwest of Wilmington) knew their aging drinking water infrastructure was becoming unsustainable. The Okun chapter of Engineer’s without Borders, collaborating with the Navassa town council and the UNC School of Government, conducted a preliminary water audit, identifying ~20% water losses.The audit was completed an presented to the Mayor and Town Council of Navassa in Fall 2008.

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