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USEPA Lead and Copper Program

This initiative focuses on minimizing exposure and ensuring compliance with federal regulations.

The results are reported on the North Carolina Public Water Supply Section, Drinking Water Watch page. SGWASA has been compliant with the LCR and has not exceeded the regulatory action levels for either lead or copper.

Project Status: In Progress On Schedule

Lead and Copper

South Granville Water and Sewer Authority (SGWASA) has been monitoring lead and copper in homes in accordance with the LCR since 1992. SGWASA is required to report testing of lead and copper to the Public Water Supply Section of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ).

South Granville Water & Sewer Authority (SGWASA) is asking customers with unknown service line materials to submit information using this survey. Your responses will be used for the sole purpose of verifying water service line material as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act, 2021 Lead and Copper Rule Revision.

 

A service line is the water pipe that connects your home to the public water main. The service line conveys water from the main to the faucets, toilets, and other fixtures within your house and can typically be seen where it enters your home in the basement.

 

To complete this short 5-minute survey, please have the following available:

 

• Magnet (a refrigerator magnet works well)

• Penny or a key

• Smart phone or digital camera

• Internet access to upload information

Our self reporting survey is available below:

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Additional Information

SGWASA’s service area population consists of approximately 6,600 meters in the Town of Butner, the City of Creedmoor, the Town of Stem and a portion of Granville County. The SGWASA distribution system consists of approximately 78.9 miles of water mains consisting of cast iron, ductile iron and asbestos cement pipe materials. SGWASA owns service lines from the water main to, and including, the water meter. Throughout the Town of Butner, it is common for the service lines to be composed of galvanized materials. Property owners retain ownership of the service line from the water meter to their tap. Water meters are typically located off the roadway edge, within the Right-Of-Way.

The new requirements of the LCRR will go into effect on Oct. 16, 2024. They state that SGWASA must take a series of actions including: 

  • Developing a Service Line Material Inventory

  • Developing a Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Plan

  • Strengthening Drinking Water Treatment Requirements (Corrosion Control)

  • Preparing a Sampling Plan for Compliance including Sampling at Schools and Childcare Facilities

  • Assistance with Public Education and Outreach

  • Review of funding programs and identification of funding strategies

  • Other services as required to implement the LCRR

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Project Updates

Lead & Copper Online Personal Survey
16 may 2024, 10:00 a.m.
Hazen & Sawyer Sponsored Survey
South Granville Water & Sewer Authority (SGWASA) is asking customers with unknown service line materials to submit information using this survey. Your responses will be used for the sole purpose of verifying water service line material as required by the U.S. EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, 2021.
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