Our state-certified laboratory tests for over 100 different substances in the water we provide to customers. Lab staff also conduct thousands of analyses per year to ensure our wastewater discharge meets all state and federal standards before it is returned to the environment. Our cross connection control staffers inspect back-flow prevention installations to ensure drinking water is not compromised by contamination.
The annual water quality report (pdf) gives yearly updates on Durham’s drinking water and treatment processes. We also prepare an annual sewer system report that explains the city’s wastewater treatment and collection system performance. The annual sewer report (pdf) is also available online.
Please call 919-560-4381 to request copies of either report or for more information about water treatment or water reclamation (wastewater treatment).
What are PFAS? Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about PFAS.