Pasquotank County Water System
PO Box 2245
Elizabeth City, N.C. 27906
The Lead Action Level in the water treated at the
Pasquotank County Reverse Osmosis Water Plant
has been exceeded.
The Pasquotank County Water System is continuing to adjust the Reverse Osmosis treated water to eliminate the possibility of lead leaching into the tap water. Water tested in 40 customer’s homes that met the lead test criteria resulted in 31 homes exceeding the action level of 15 ppb for the period of May 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012. The same homes tested under the same criteria from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013, only had 18 homes exceed the action level. This is a 33% improvement and we are continuing to adjust the water so we will not exceed the action level.
If water hasn’t been used for several hours, customers concerned about consuming lead may run water for at least 15-30 seconds or until it becomes cold or reaches a steady temperature before using it for drinking or cooking.
Please, post and distribute this hand out to all potentially affected customers or interested persons. This hand out can be viewed on the Pasquotank County Web Site and on cable TV channel 9. In the event we can be any further service or any information is needed call 252-333-2765. We will supply you with additional hand outs if needed.