Water Authority Formed  to Address Regional Concerns
In the late 1990s, the NC Division of Water Resources recognized that regional groundwater supplies in eastern North Carolina were being depleted, due to overuse, and developed strategies for managing the continued decline of groundwater levels throughout this part of North Carolina.

Because of heavy use, the Cretaceous Aquifers have become stressed over time. Due to this stress, the NC Environmental Management Commission designated 15 counties as the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area (CCPCUA).

In 2007, the Martin County Regional Water And Sewer Authority (MCRWASA) was formed and began planning for a water treatment plant on the Roanoke River.

The MCRWASA water treatment plant has the capacity to treat 2.0 million gallon per day (MGD). The plant began distributing water to its wholesale customers, the Town of Williamston and Martin County, in March of 2016.
Request for Interpreter
The Martin County Regional Water & Sewer Authority holds all public meetings in accessible rooms. Any individual with a disability that needs an interpreter or other auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should call the County Clerk at 252-789-4300 (voice) or the Martin County Central 911 Communication Center at 252-789-4555 (TDD) at least 48 hours before the scheduled meeting.

La Autoridad Regional de Agua y Alcantarillado del Condado de Martin posee todas las reuniones publicas en las habitaciones accesibles. Cualquier persona con una discapacidad que necesita un interprete o otras ayudas o servicios auxiliares para esta reunion deben llamar a la Secretaria del Condado al 252-789-4300 (voz) o al Centro de Comunicaciones del Condado de Martin central 911 al 252-789-4555 (TDD) al menos 48 horas antes de la reunion.