Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project

Ensuring sufficient water supply and determining long-standing water provisions have quickly become some of the most pressing issues affecting our area. Due to our reliance on surface water for water supply and the potential impact of growth on the quality of the region's water supply sources, it is crucial to understand the quantity, quality, and availability of drinking water to sustain the region in the face of this rapid growth. The Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project is an expansive and adaptive effort among Chatham County, Orange County, the Town of Apex, the Town of Cary, the City of Durham, the Town of Hillsborough, the Town of Morrisville, Orange Water and Sewer Authority and the USGS that responds to emerging water quality issues, identifies trends and historical impacts, and comprises one of the most robust and continuous water supply datasets in the country.


Contact: Jen Schmitz, Principal Planner,