Education and Outreach

The Education and Outreach Subcommittee explores ways to educate the community about water resources and conservation. It develops partnerships with municipalities and partner agencies to carry out educational efforts. 

What is One Water?

One Water Diagram
One Water Diagram

One Water is an integrated approach to water management.  Surface water, groundwater, wastewater and stormwater are all interconnected.   Core principles of One Water include*:

  • All water has value
  • A focus on achieving multiple benefits
  • A systems approach to water management
  • Watershed scale thinking and action
  • Right sized solutions
  • Partnerships for progress
  • Inclusion and engagement for all

Strategies to implementing a One Water approach may be organized into six different arenas for action as shown on the right. Check out our One Water project page. Visit the US Water Alliance to learn more and access additional resources and One Water publications.

*US Water Alliance. 2016. One Water Roadmap: the Sustainable Management of Life's Most Essential Resource

Stormwater Video Series

Learn about rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, and native landscaping by watching the Town of Cary's Rain It In Video Series. This video series is a great resource for residents seeking strategies to address drainage and erosion issues while beautifying their landscape and improving water quality in watersheds.

Top 10 Tips for Maintaining Your Septic System

Questions on how to to maintain your septic system? Watch this video for 10 easy tips to keep your septic system functioning properly and help protect public health and water quality.

Newsletter for Wake County Well and Septic Owners

Stay informed by signing up for the Wells and Septic Residential Newsletter