Reference this site for violations of the state water quality standards for fecal coliform and phenols.

The N.C. Division of Water Quality data for water samples taken in the proposed Randleman Dam watershed in 1997 states:


Of the 45 observations collected for copper, 15 observations were greater
that the 7 ug/ l action level. Two of these observations were upstream and
13 observations were found downstream of the High Point Eastside WWTP
(waste water treatment plant).1

During 1997, 45 observations were collected for zinc, 14 of these
observations were greater than the 50 ug/ l action level. The maximum
observed concentration for zinc was 110 ug/ l. Eleven of these fourteen
observations greater than action level of 50 ug/ l were found downstream
of the High Point Eastside WWTP.2

Seventeen (of 45) observations (for iron) were reported as greater than the
action level of 1 mg/ l.

The N.C. Division of Water Quality data for water samples taken in the proposed
Randleman Dam watershed in 1992 and 1993 states:

Three dissolved oxygen observations less than or equal to the water
quality standard of 4.0 mg/ l were found in the data collected. Two of these
low dissolved oxygen values were found on the Deep River above the
confluence of Richland Creek at I 85 upstream from the potential influence
of the High Point Eastside WWTP.3

Violations of the water quality standard for Lindane and Dieldrin were found.
The source of the Lindane appears to be the High Point Eastside WWTP
as most of the violations were found immediately downstream.4



The New York Times in a December 4, 1998 Associated Press article, "Pesticides Linked to Breast Cancer" states even though Dieldrin has been banned from the United States, it remains in the environment, accumulates in the body, and has been linked to the development of breast cancer. {The Lancet}

1 Water Quality Monitoring Data for Waters in the Upper Deep River Area, May 5, 1997 - September 3, 1997, North Carolina Division of Water Quality, Water Quality Section, Environmental Sciences Branch, March 1998.p.14.

2 Ibid.

3 Water Quality Monitoring Data for Waters in the Upper Deep River Area, July 28, 1992 - October 7, 1993, North Carolina Division of Environmental Management, Water Quality Section, Environmental Sciences Branch, September 1994.p.1.

4 Ibid.