Our Annual Water Quality Reports for 2015 are now available!
Click here for the 2015 Town of Clayton Water Quality Report, which covers the majority of Town. Click here for the 2015 Town of Clayton North Water Quality Report, which covers customers who live in Riverwood Athletic Club.
These reports cover all the testing that we have done from January 1 through December 31, 2015. We've been diligent over the years to provide ourselves with drinking water that meets all state and federal standards. Our goal is to provide our Town with the best quality drinking water!
As new challenges to drinking water safety emerge, we remain on guard in meeting those challenges and goals of water conservation, educating our community, and still maintaining the highest standard of quality of water for all of our users. To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. EPA prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of these contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals, in some cases, radioactive material, and substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Substances that may be present in source water include: Microbial Contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, and agricultural livestock operations, or wildlife; Inorganic Contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or may result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; Pesticides and Herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources, such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses; Organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production and may also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems; Radioactive Contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or may be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
We are diligent to make sure that your drinking water is safe and well within state and federal guidelines. If you'd like a hard copy of this report, we're happy to send it to you OR you can pick one up any time at the Utilities & Billing desk in Town Hall. Should you have any questions about this report or how to read it, please contact the Utility Service Superintendent Byron Poelman via email or call him at 919-553-1530. Additional information can be obtained, or your comments received, at the monthly Town Council meetings that you are welcome to attend. These meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street. Please remember that we are always available to assist you and we encourage you to share with us your thoughts about the information provided in this report. After all, well-informed customers are our best allies.
For more information about contaminants and potential health effects, you can also call the U.S. EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. The following web sites provide a substantial amount of information on many issues relating to water resources, water conservation, and public health. U.S. EPA Office of Water, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.