Durham Saves Water

Durham Saves Water is a Department of Water Management site that makes it easy to find valuable information on water-related matters in Durham. The Department of Water Management serves Durham residents by providing high quality drinking water, superior customer service, environmental protection through effective wastewater treatment, infrastructure maintenance and conservation, and by maintaining compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Nonwovens and FOGs (Fats, Oils, and Greases)

The Department's Industrial Waste Control Division provides information and products to assist customers with helping us keep our sewers clean. When wastewater pipes become blocked by oil and grease, a common result may be sewer overflows. Sewer overflows can have potentially serious environmental health impacts. The easiest way to help prevent overflows is to minimize grease disposal into the collection system from homes and restaurants. Learn how to prevent Nonwovens and FOGs from entering our sewer system.

Imagine a Day Without Water Video Contest


The City of Durham Department of Water Management invites all area high school students to join us in participating in the Value of Water Campaign's 2020 Image a Day Without Water! 

This Challenge is designed to engage Durham high school students in the nation-wide event "Imagine a Day Without Water," hosted by the Value of Water Campaign. The purpose of imagine a Day Without Water is to bring attention to the neglected water systems in America. It has become commonplace in the United States to take water and wastewater infrastructure and systems for granted, with little consideration for what life would be like without adequate water services. 

To learn more about how to enter, visit our Imagine a Day Without Water Video Contest page!