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You can find more information about Durham’s most recent water quality testing results in the Annual Water Quality Report.
Never cook with or drink water from the hot water tap. Hot water dissolves lead faster than cold water. If you need hot water, draw cold water from the tap and heat it on the stove or in the microwave. Never use hot tap water to make baby formula or cereal. Periodically remove loose debris from plumbing materials by removing faucet strainers/aerators from all taps and running the water for three to five minutes.
After completing the necessary request form, you may then pick up your sample kit (available three business days after completing the form) at one of two locations: our South Durham Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) at 6605 Farrington Road, or our North Durham WRF at 1900 East Club Blvd. Kits will be available for pick-up Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers should complete a request form and provide the required information so that appropriate labels and associated paperwork can be prepared and made ready. After collecting samples, customers should return them to either WRF as soon as possible for analysis.For more information on lead in drinking water, visit the EPA’s Ground Water and Drinking Water website.