Where is Durham Water in the process of the new requirements?

Durham Water is proactively taking steps to comply with the revisions to protect the health of our customers. Our corrosion control program meets the requirements under the revisions. We do not currently know of any City-owned or customer-owned lead service lines.

Durham Water is currently working with our consultant on a materials inventory for the privately-owned part of service lines (water lines from the water meter to/into the house). We are reviewing: 

  • Construction dates
  • Plumbing permit records
  • Work order data
  • Physical inspections
  • Historical design drawings

We are also gathering information from state and local databases to write the sampling plan for schools and child care centers.

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1. Is my tap water safe to drink?
2. What are the health risks if lead is in my tap water?
3. What should I do if I live in an older house that may have lead pipes?
4. What is the Lead and Copper Rule? What are the changes under the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)?
5. Where is Durham Water in the process of the new requirements?
6. What comes next?
7. How will Durham Water tell me about inventory results?
8. Who will pay for replacing private lines?
9. Where do irrigation and fire lines fit into the rule revisions?
10. How can I keep up with the project?
11. What is Durham doing to eliminate/reduce exposure to lead in our drinking water?
12. What can I do to minimize the risk to me and my family?
13. What should I do if I suspect lead poisoning?
14. What if I need more information or want my water tested?
15. Who may I contact at the City if I still have questions about lead?