The Pasquotank County Reverse Osmosis Water System has found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water of some homes.
The Water System is continuing to adjust the Reverse Osmosis treated water to eliminate the possibility of lead leaching into the tap water. The chart below shows our progress in the same 40 customer’s homes that met the lead test criteria.
Homes Exceeding Average of sites tested
Action Level ug/l
May 2012 to June 2012 31 97.5
July 2012 to Dec 2012 18 26.8
Jan 2013 to June 2013 15 31.8
July 2013 to Dec 2013 6 16.2
Jan 2014 to June 2014 7 8.2
Note: The Action Level for lead is 15 ug/l and we have to be below the
Action Level in 4 or less homes (sampling sites).
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.
Lead can cause serious health problems. For more information call John Gregory ( 333-2765) with the Pasquotank County Water System or visit.
Pasquotank County now utilizes Code Red as its county-to-resident notification system. With this service, Emergency Management can send personalized voice messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive emergency situations. TheCodeRed service will be used to supplement our current communication plans and augment public safety/first responder services.
For residents, typically your home phone number is already in our database; however, we encourage you to provide us with your cell phone number and/or additional contact information for priority calling. In most cases we will be sending calls to only one phone number so you should prioritize your contact information based on the number that would be most successful in getting the message to you quickly.
We also know that your personal information is important, and rest assured that we will not share it with anyone. If you would like to provide additional contact information, click the CodeRed image to sign up.
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