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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Edward S. Johnson, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0012. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The slowly rising hostility to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority's (OWASA) plan

Johnson describes settling in the Cane Creek area and the slow boil of opposition against the Orange Water and Sewer Authority's plans to build a reservoir. OWASA broke the news in the late summer of 1976, and in the fall Johnson managed to convince OWASA to hold a meeting to discuss the project. OWASA's inability to answer the community's questions—some of them hostile—prompted another meeting.

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Oral History Interview with Edward S. Johnson, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0012. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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