“Sludge In Our Waters” is a report from Waterkeepers Carolina that investigates how industrial chemicals in municipal wastewater sewage sludge contaminate surface waters in North Carolina when the sludge runs off of agricultural fields into streams.

Accompanying the report is a new mapping tool that shows locations of permitted sludge fields in North Carolina; the map also has an overlay of river basins and other features.

Click the link below to read the report.


The map below is a resource to explore the watersheds of North Carolina, particularly with regard to the impacts of sludge spreading and its land application fields throughout the state.

Want to see if a field is near you? Type in your address. You can turn layers on and off in the box to the right. Scroll up and down to see the legend and various other tools and viewing options. Click on the filter to highlight certain features by your search criteria.

Click again on an icon in the gray box to collapse the box.