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Posted on: August 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City of Durham Annual Sewer System Report Released

Cover of 2018-2019 Annual Sewer System Report

DURHAM, N.C. – Do you wonder about what happens once you flush the toilet? 

Depending on where you live in Durham, your waste could flow to either the City’s North or South Durham Water Reclamation Facilities, or to the County’s Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Each year, the City of Durham and other sewer service providers across the state prepare a report outlining wastewater treatment processes, compliance with permit conditions, and maintenance activities in the collection system. Also included is a list of reportable sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) that have occurred during the most recent fiscal year. 

This report is available to all customers and is submitted to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The latest report is now available at

Customers may also contact the City’s Water Management staff at (919) 560-4381 to request a hard copy or for more information.

To view Durham County’s annual wastewater treatment plant report, visit

About the City of Durham Water Management Department

The Water Management Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham's water supply, water treatment and water reclamation (wastewater treatment) facilities, collection and distribution systems (including meter reading), and customer billing services. The department has a wide variety of support divisions and programs to maintain the existing infrastructure that provide these integral services, and strives to be a responsible steward of the City’s physical assets. For information, visit the department’s webpage and follow @DurhamWater on Twitter and Facebook.

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