Alternative 5: Raw water supply from the Rocky River within Union County (non-IBT alternative) with a new water treatment plant in Union County.
Rocky River to Union County
Alternative 5 may not meet the purpose and need for overall water demand. Source water is not classified as drinking water source by North Carolina.
Alternative 5 is less costly than Preferred Alternative.
Alternative 5 has more significant environmental consequences associated with raw water collection ( i.e. low head dam) and storage (i.e. terminal reservoir).
Alternative 5 is less politically accepatble than the Preferred Alternative.