The Upper Neuse River Basin association (UNRBA) was formed in 1996 to provide an ongoing forum for cooperation on water quality protection and water resource planning and management within the 770-square mile watershed. UNRBA was formed by seven (of the 8) municipalities. six counties, and local soil and water conservation districts in the watershed.
The mission of the UNRBA is to preserve the water quality of the basin through innovative and cost-effective pollution reduction strategies and to constitute a forum to cooperate on water supply issues within the basin. Local governments in the watershed include: Butner, Creedmoor, Durham, Raleigh, Hillsborough, Stem, Wake Forest, and Durham County SWCD. Durham, Wake, Franklin, Granville, Orange, and Person counties are also members of the South Granville Water & Sewer Authority (SGWASA).