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​2014 State of the Environment Report

County residents are entitled to clean air to breathe, clean water to drink and healthy land on which to live and recreate. The State of the Environment Report (SOER) produced every other year by the County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) helps us to better understand the County’s environmental condition.

The 2014 SOER provides a biennial update from 2012 and a trend analysis of priority environmental indicators in Mecklenburg County.

The report shows that there is still room for improvement in the areas of air quality, surface water quality and the recycling rate.
But there is some good news. The environmental quality of life in Mecklenburg County is beginning to improve as residents become more informed and take a more active role in reducing their environmental footprint. The County itself is the largest contributor to impacts on the environmental quality of life in the region due to population size.

View the 2014 SOER for more detailed analysis and trend information.
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Contact: Rebecca Carter at 704-301-7618 or