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  1. Temporary Water Disinfection Changeover Begins 2/24

    Water Management is performing its annual water treatment disinfection changeover process, which takes about a month to complete. This process is required by federal & state regulations. It will not affect the safety or quality of Durham’s drinking water. Additional Info...
  2. Durham Drinking Water Not Affected by OWASA Emergency

    While Water Management assists its OWASA neighbors with their ongoing water emergency, the department reminds Durham water customers that our drinking water is completely safe. There are no concerns regarding the quality or quantity of our water supply. Additional Info...
  3. Rock Blasting Planned at Williams Water Treatment Plant

    Sounds of air horns and what appears to be thunder at the Williams WTP should not be cause for alarm. Construction crews will be using small explosive charges to break up embedded rock on the facility grounds. Blasting may begin as soon as Friday, 1/27. Read the full story
  4. Consumer Alert: Third-Party Water Sample Solicitations

    Water Management wants customers to be aware that recent door-to-door requests for residential water samples are NOT issued by nor affiliated with the City of Durham in any way. Read the full consumer alert
  5. Water Management Wins 2016 WaterSense® Excellence Award

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Durham’s Department of Water Management with a 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award as a leader in saving water for future generations. Read the full news release...
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  1. Project Update | February 16, 2017

    Travelers along the East Main Street corridor may be impacted by varying lane closures in the area, due to waterline and hydrant installation and testing. Read on...
  2. Project Update | February 9, 2017

    Hydrant installation and testing is scheduled to begin as part of waterline improvements in the East Main Street corridor. Find out where this will occur and how local traffic will be affected. Read on...
  3. Project Update | February 2, 2017

    Temporary road/lane changes due to East Main Street waterline replacement work continue the week of February 2. East Main between Dillard and Elizabeth, westbound on Ramseur between Dillard and Hood, and others will be affected. Read on...

Annual Sewer System for FY2016 Now Available

   Read the full FY2016 Annual Sewer System report.