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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Durham’s 2019 Water Quality Report Now Available

screenshot of 2019 Water Quality Report cover

The Best-Tasting Water in North Carolina

A $100 million update for Durham’s two aging water treatment plants; millions of gallons of water saved by helping customers diagnose leaky plumbing; and statewide honors for the best-tasting water in North Carolina for the second year in a row. Those are among the highlights in the Department of Water Management’s 2019 Water Quality Report, required annually by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Available in English and Spanish, the report is online at https://durhamnc.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4856. Customers may request a printed copy by emailing wqreport@durhamnc.gov or calling (919)560-4381.

The City routinely monitors more than 150 contaminants and is pleased to announce 100% compliance with all drinking water standards. The report also outlines the journey water takes from source to tap, and shows how professionals produce water that is healthy, fresh, and pure. As Water Management Director Don Greeley says, “The daily operations of a municipal water system make for a busy and productive year.”

About Water Management

The Department of Water Management provides award-winning drinking water and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham’s water supply, treatment and reclamation facilities, collection and distribution systems, and customer billing services. Department organization includes a variety of support divisions and programs to maintain the existing infrastructure that delivers these essential services. Water Management strives to be a responsible steward of the City’s physical assets. For more information, visit http://durhamnc.gov/944/ and follow @DurhamWater on Twitter and Facebook.

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