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At the November 16, 2022 UNRBA Board meeting, the Compliance Group Committee of the UNRBA approved the FY 2021-2022 IAIA Report.  The IAIA requires each member to make financial commitments for projects approvable under the Program Document.  The total annual commitment is just over $ 1.5 Million.  This report filed for the FY 2021-2022 shows that investment commitments made during this year represents over $5.5 Million.  The Board of the UNRBA is extremely pleased with me

At the NC EMC meeting on September 8, 2022, the UNRBA’s IAIA program received approval.  This program allows for joint compliance with the Falls Lake Rules’ Existing Development requirements.  All members of the UNRBA with New Development requirements are participating in the IAIA Program.

At the UNRBA’s Board meeting on March 16, 2022, the Compliance Group Committee of the Board approved a revised IAIA program, adopting updated Bylaws and an updated IAIA Program Document and the IAIA Program has been submitted to the NC Environmental Management Commission and the NC Division of Water Resources for review and approval.

On March 17, 2021, the Board of the UNRBA voted unanimously to invest a combined $1.5 million each year in water quality projects and activities to reduce nutrient contribution from urbanized land in the Falls Lake watershed. The agreement marks another milestone in the group’s efforts to protect Falls Lake’s long-term ability to provide safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, and recreation.


The UNRBA has launched a new website to provide quick and user-friendly information on the work of the Association and its members. The purpose of this website is to educate the public on the UNRBA and to promote the UNRBA's goal of developing a cost-effective and feasible Nutrient Mangement Strategy that can be reasonably managed by the jurisdictions in the watetshed. The new site is available at: . The technical information website will remain functional and available.

The Durham County Soil & Water Conservation District won the the 2018 Conservation Technical District of the Year Award for the State of North Carolina. For more information click on Durham County Soil & Water Conservation District 2017-18 Annual Report .

Only one question was recieved by the UNRBA regarding the Legal Support RFQ.

The UNRBA Board will hold a Special Teleconference Board Meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To join the meeting please call 1.712.832.8330, access code 599 2074. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a recommendation from the Communications Support Workgroup to select a communication support service provider. 

The Upper Neuse River Basin Association (UNRBA) releases a Request for Qualifications seeking Legal Support for its Reexamination of the Falls Lake Nutrient Management Strategy.  Responses to the RFQ are due no later than March 29, 2018, by 5:00 PM, EDT.  Please refer to the full RFQ for the complete details on this release:  Legal Support Request for Qualifications .

The UNRBA Annual Board Meeting scheduled for January 18th, from 9:30 a.m. until noon had been converted to a conference call meeting given the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency due to inclement weather. The meeting telephone # is 888.227.0011; Access code 0194838, followed by the # sign. Click here to view the revised agenda. Additional reports are available on the meeting page.