Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the authority to:
• Set national standards regulating the levels of contaminants in drinking water;
• Require public water systems to monitor and report their levels of identified contaminants; and
• Establish uniform guidelines specifying the acceptable treatment technologies for cleansing drinking water of unsafe levels of pollutants.
The SWDA gave the EPA primary responsibility for developing drinking water regulations and gave state regulatory agencies the opportunity to assume primary responsibility for enforcing those regulations. The agency responsible for enforcement in North Carolina is the Public Water Supply Section under the authority of the North Carolina Division of Water Resources.
An important regulation under the SWDA is for every water utility to publish detailed water quality information annually to its customers. This water quality report is distributed annually every May in your monthly billing statement. We are committed to providing you with this information to both communicate that the water is safe to drink and to inform customers the need for sufficient funds to properly operate and maintain the water supply, treatment, and distribution systems.
Below each edition covers all testing completed from January 1 through December 31 of the specified year. Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to producing drinking water that meets all state and federal drinking water standards. We continually strive to adopt new and better methods for delivering the best quality drinking water to you. As new challenges to drinking water safety emerge, we remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of source water protection, water conservation, and community education while continuing to serve the needs of all our water users. Please share with us your thoughts about the information in this report. After all, well-informed customers are our best allies.