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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Public Meeting for East Durham Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1A

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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham’s Department of Water Management will be hosting a public meeting for the East Durham Waterline Replacement Phase 1A Project on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6 p.m. Residents and business owners in the area, as well as other intereste...

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Water Management
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Durham Tap Water Ranked Best in State for Taste

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DURHAM, N.C. – The results are in! Durham’s tap water—specifically water treated at the Daniel M. Williams Water Treatment Plant—has been named Best Tasting Water in North Carolina for 2021! This marks the third con...

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Water Management
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Durham Department of Water Management Named WaterSense Partner of the Year

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Washington, D.C.— Durham’s Department of Water Management (DWM) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2021 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award. DWM received the award on Thursday, October 7, fo...

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Water Management
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Newman Street Water Main Installation Project Begins October 11, 2021

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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham’s Department of Water Management announced today that construction activities for the Newman Street Water Main Installation project are slated to begin Monday, October 11, 2021. The project will install 730 linear feet of new water m...

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Water Management
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Annual Sanitary Sewer System Report - FY 2020-2021

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Durham’s 2021 Annual Sewer Report Now Available to the Public

Latest Report Reveals 20-year low in Sewer Spill Volume

DURHAM, N.C. – Do you ever wonder what happens once you flush the toilet? Depending on where you live in Durham, your waste could flow to e...

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Water Management
Posted on: June 24, 2021

2020 Water Quality Report

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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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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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Water Management
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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Water Management