Steve Beale, chief operations officer at the Johnston County Water Treatment plants, hikes up to the top of the spiral upflow clarifiers in Smithfield on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The plant has eight of the 105,000 gallon units to remove impurities from water taken from the Neuse River.
Steve Beale, chief operations officer at the Johnston County Water Treatment plants, hikes up to the top of the spiral upflow clarifiers in Smithfield on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The plant has eight of the 105,000 gallon units to remove impurities from water taken from the Neuse River. cliddy@newsobserver.com
Steve Beale, chief operations officer at the Johnston County Water Treatment plants, hikes up to the top of the spiral upflow clarifiers in Smithfield on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The plant has eight of the 105,000 gallon units to remove impurities from water taken from the Neuse River. cliddy@newsobserver.com

Facing its long-term water needs, Raleigh looks to Johnston County for help

November 07, 2014 07:41 PM