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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Department of Water Management Statement on Teer Quarry

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Durham’s Department of Water Management (Durham Water) is aware of a recent North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) public hearing regarding Teer Quarry, as well as media reports about the quarry and contaminants in groundwater near the...

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Water Management
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Western Intake Partnership Announces Fieldwork on Jordan Lake

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The Western Intake Partnership (WIP) will engage in fieldwork on and directly adjacent to Jordan Lake beginning the week of October 24. This work for the Jordan Lake Water Supply Project is expected to last for several months. Consultants associated with ...

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Water Management
Posted on: October 6, 2022

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 2022 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award. DWM received the award for helping people save wa...

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Water Management
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Durham Water Department Statement on PFAS

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Drinking water quality—a national focusThe Department of Water Management (Durham Water) is in the business of protecting public health—our drinking water is safe, high-quality, and meets all regulatory standards. On June 15, 2022, the...

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Water Management
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Durham Water Department Promotes “Fix a Leak Week”

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Durham Water Department Promotes “Fix a Leak Week”Virtual programming opportunities provide helpful guidance and fun

DURHAM, N.C. — Did you know that nearly 1,000,000,000,000 gallons of water are wasted due to leaks in American homes each year?* That’s rig...

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Water Management
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Western Intake Partnership announces start of Phase 1 of Project

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Western Intake Partnership announces start of Phase 1 of Project

Partnership was formed in 2014 to focus on securing a long-term regional water supply

 

For Immediate ReleaseThe Western Intake Partnership is proud to announce the start of P...

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Water Management
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Customer Alert - Potential Scam

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Phone Scam AlertWe have received reports that customers are receiving calls demanding payment for their water or utility bill. @DurhamWater will never ask a customer to provide a credit card or pre-paid debit card over the phone. If you receive a call dem...

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Water Management
Posted on: February 14, 2022

City of Durham to Perform Temporary Water Disinfection Changeover

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City of Durham to Perform Temporary Water Disinfection ChangeoverFederal and State-Mandated Annual Month-Long Process Begins February 25; Will Not Impact Safety or Quality of Drinking Water

DURHAM, N.C. — Durham water customers may notice a slight...

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Water Management
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