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Posted on: August 27, 2020

City’s Annual Sewer Report Released

This October aerial photo shows construction on the B side of the North Durham WRF on East Club Blvd

In March, with toilet paper vanishing from store shelves, people everywhere resorted to nonwoven hygiene products, and “flushable” wipes made headlines. Blocked pipes, overflowing sewers, and costly home plumbing problems struck communities across the country. This year’s sewer report covers the first three months of the pandemic, and we encourage you to take a look at the full document, which includes information on spills and overflows that occurred in FY 2020.

Depending on where you live in the City, your waste could flow to either the City’s North or South Durham Water Reclamation Facilities or to the County’s Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant. Our annual report, which includes data from both facilities, outlines wastewater treatment processes, compliance with permit conditions, and maintenance activities in the collection system. This report is online at https://durhamnc.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4937 and is submitted to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Customers may also contact Water Management staff at 919-560-4381 for a hard copy or more information.

To view Durham County’s annual wastewater treatment plant report, visit http://www.dconc.gov.

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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