The Jordan Lake rules won approval from the state Senate environment committee today, according to Environment North Carolina director Elizabeth Ouzts.
With that action, the rules move to the Senate floor, where a vote could come as soon as tomorrow, Ouzts said.
The rules are meant to cut pollution flowing into the Jordan reservoir and protect its water quality in the future. Pollution in the lake is at levels at which state and federal law require cleanup measures.
The state house passed the measure 106-8 last month. After that vote, some developers had indicated they would seek changes to the rules covering new development, but did not testify before the committee today.