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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 >>

OWASA takes some backup measures when citizen opposition slows the project

Johnson describes a couple of backup measures OWASA took when they realized that they would not be able to construct the Cane Creek reservoir as quickly as they had hoped. They were concerned about maintaining an adequate supply of drinking water in the summer, so they bought a quarry, built some emergency water lines, and built a "mini-lake" that will later become a reservoir.

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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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