City of Durham News
EPA Recognizes Durham with 2019 WaterSense® Excellence Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the City of Durham’s Water Management Department with a 2019 WaterSense Excellence Award for its efforts to defeat water waste and promote WaterSense products during 2018. Learn more about this recognition
and Water Management's water conservation efforts.
Police Department Observes National Crime Prevention Month
The month of October offers a full calendar of events hosted by the Durham Police Department to recognize and celebrate crime prevention. Opportunities include the Seniors vs. Police Olympic Challenge, a Business Safety Workshop, Trunk or Treat Safety Fair, and more.
Teens Invited to Enter Imagine A Day Without Water Video Contest
The City's Water Management Department encourages Durham residents ages 13 to 18 to be part of this nation-wide challenge. Teens should submit a video that shows how their life would be impacted by a day without water. Videos should be submitted by Sunday, Oct. 20, and will be eligible for gift card prizes. Learn more about the rules and prizes.
Bloomberg Cities Highlight's City's Composting Prototype
Learn about the City of Durham Innovation Team and Solid Waste Management Department's efforts to test a composting program with Durham residents. Feedback from eight households will help the City explore the motivators, barriers, and challenges of implementing a curbside compost pickup service.
American City & County Magazine Interviews Fleet Management Director
Director Joe Clark, whose department manages and services all 1,700+ City vehicles and equipment, discusses his career and keys to successful procurement strategy.
Month Long Street Closure at Barbee/Fayetteville Intersection
During the month of October, Barbee Rd. will be closed at the intersection of Fayetteville Rd. The closure is needed to construct a new section of Barbee Rd. The closure will last for 28 days and a detour will be in place during that time. Learn more about the project.