Lee Powell

Chowan County

The quality of our water is vitally important to our community. Tourists come to our counties for many reasons, but primary among those is recreation, including canoeing, fishing, boating and enjoying the natural beauty. These are the same reasons people choose to move here. With the increase in algal blooms we stand to loose tax dollars which fund our emergency services, schools and roads. Stormwater run-off and drainage issues directly impact the quality of the water in our streams, rivers, and the Albemarle Sound. These i. Turn directly affect our quality of life.