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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mayor Schewel proclaims May 2-8 National Drinking Water Week

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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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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Durham Water to Resume Ammonia Addition to Drinking Water

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On Monday, April 12, the City of Durham Department of Water Management will resume adding ammonia to the City’s drinking water as part of the City’s water treatment process. This action is the last step of the department’s an...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Join Mayor Steve Schewel and Take the Pledge for Water Conservation

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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham residents interested in saving water, energy, money, and winning prizes should sign up now for this month’s Pledge for Water Conservation.

City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel is encouraging all city residents to take their pledge at my...

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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: 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
Posted on: May 22, 2020

The Water Hardship Fund

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Are you are struggling to pay your water bill? The City would like to help through the Water Hardship Fund. The Fund is part of a program administered by the Durham County Department of Social Services to help residents pay their past-due water bills. It ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Water Management Wins 2020 WaterSense® Excellence Award

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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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