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November 19, 2007

Extension, state aquariums team up for water quality demos

Roanoke Island Aquarium
To water this cypress forest display, Roanoke Island's North Carolina Aquarium uses an indoor irrigation system fed with storm water harvested and stored in rainwater-collection cisterns. Art Latham photo

Everything old, as the song goes, is new again. Well, maybe not everything, but this is: To help conserve every precious drop of our available water supplies, a team that includes North Carolina Cooperative Extension storm-water specialists and personnel from our state's three aquariums has launched a low-impact development (LID) education and demonstration campaign.

-A. Latham

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Posted by Art at November 19, 2007 11:07 AM