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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Durham Releases 2012 Annual Water Quality Report

​DURHAM, N.C. — The City of Durham’s 2012 annual water quality report, “The Value of Every Drop,” is now available on the City’s website at http://www.DurhamNC.gov/WaterQualityReport.html. The report, required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), shows that the City had zero violations of any water quality standards in 2012.

“Water Management staff work diligently to provide clean, safe drinking water for more than 250,000 people every day,” said Don Greeley, director of the City’s Water Management Department. “By making this report available, we hope customers will understand the tremendous effort that goes into producing this valuable resource.”

Greeley added that staff were pleased that the EPA listened to stakeholders about more cost-effective ways to distribute the required report. Prior to this year, the EPA required all water systems to mail a copy of its water quality report to customers by July 1. The EPA’s new regulations allow drinking water providers to distribute the report electronically. Customers can email WQReport@DurhamNC.gov or call (919) 560-4381 to have a printed copy of the report mailed to them.

For information about the report, contact Senior Public Affairs Specialist LaToya Sutton at (919) 560-4381, ext. 35255 or by email at LaToya.Sutton@DurhamNC.gov.

About the Water Management Department
The Water Management Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham's water supply, water treatment and water reclamation (wastewater treatment) facilities, the collection and distribution systems (including meter reading), and customer billing services. The department has a wide variety of support divisions and programs to maintain the existing infrastructure that provide these integral services and strive to be a responsible steward of the City’s physical assets. For information, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/dwm or “like” Durham Saves Water at http://www.Facebook.com/DurhamSavesWater.

Published: 06/27/2013 - Last Edited: