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Posted on: June 24, 2021

2020 Water Quality Report

Water flowing from a bathroom faucet.

DURHAM, N.C. – Last year was a tough one, but it didn’t stop the City of Durham Water Management team from delivering clean and safe drinking water to more than 301,000 residents while remaining in 100% compliance with all federal drin...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Durham Begins Academy Road Waterline Extension Project May 17

Graphic with under construction logo and text for Academy Road Waterline Project beings May 17, 2021

The City of Durham’s Department of Water Management will begin construction activities for the Academy Road Waterline Extension project on Monday, May 17. 

The project will install 1,800 linear feet of new waterlines on Academy Road from...

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Water Management
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mayor Schewel proclaims May 2-8 National Drinking Water Week

Water Management logo with text that reads Drinking Water Week

At the Monday, May 3, City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Schewel proclaimed May 2 – 8, 2021 as National Drinking Water Week. The proclamation urges Durhamites to value water as a basic and essential need for all living things, and to celebrate Wa...

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Water Management
Posted on: March 17, 2021

City of Durham Announces Completion of Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham’s Department of Water Management is pleased to share the completion of a multi-year process to upgrade its two water treatment plants. The Department recently closed out the contracts on the final phase of the pro...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Water Management Wins 2020 WaterSense® Excellence Award

WaterSense Winner 2020

For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Durham Department of Water Management with a WaterSense Excellence Award. This particular award honors the department’s Water Efficiency team for ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Water Management Statement on System Security

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The City of Durham Department of Water Management (DWM) wants to reassure Durham water customers that the City’s drinking water is safe and that our water system controls are secure. This announcement follows a recent cyberattack on a water trea...

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