Important Information

For At-Risk Customers

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk for infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare providers. EPA/Center for Disease Control guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 1-800-426-4791.

Save Water and Money - Use Water Wisely

  • Repair all leaks and drips. At one drop per second, a leaky faucet wastes nearly 2,500 gallons/year–enough water for 160 full dishwasher cycles.
  • Limit showers to five minutes or less.
  • Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is enough to apply each time you irrigate.
  • Ensure sprinklers water only the landscape, not driveways or streets.

To Properly Dispose of Hazardous Products

  • Motor Oil/Batteries: Take to Pitt County Landfill on Allen Road, (252) 902-3350.
  • Paint: Remove container lid and let paint harden completely. Containers with lids removed will be collected curbside.
  • Pesticides/Herbicides: Contact North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at (252) 902-1700.
  • You can prevent sanitary sewer overflows by disposing of cooking oils and grease as solid waste in your home garbage.

Resources Where You Can Learn More

Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Mail Code 3213A
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 260-2090 (fax)
Safe Drinking Water Hotline
(800) 426-4791

NC Dept. of Environmental Quality
1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
(919) 733-4984

American Water Works Assoc.
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
(800) 926-7337

Greenville Utilities
PO Box 1847
Greenville, NC 27835-1847
(252) 551-1551