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Annual Wastewater Quality Report Now Available

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021
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Hillsborough is committed to maintaining the high water quality of the Eno River, including through its wastewater treatment processes.

Did you know the Town of Hillsborough treated about 396 million gallons of wastewater last year? Check out information about the wastewater collection system and treatment process in the latest annual wastewater quality report, available online and by request.

The report covers Fiscal Year 2020-21 ― from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. It also includes information on:

  • The performance of the town’s wastewater collection and treatment systems.
  • How to protect homes and the environment by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease and items like sanitary wipes.

Hillsborough has successfully reduced the total nitrogen discharged into the Eno River by approximately 85% since 2004. This helps ensure clean, safe water for recreational uses. See the town’s video Hillsborough Wastewater Treatment: A Success Story about why the 2014 upgrade to the treatment plant was needed and how it improved water quality in the Eno River.

In addition, you can help ensure the safety of our waterways by not flushing wipes and other materials. Improper disposal of these can block pipes and result in sewer overflows.

The annual report is available in English and Spanish on the Wastewater Treatment Plant page of the town website. For a copy by mail, call 919-296-9630.

Related documents


Document Wastewater Quality Report  

Document Informe anual de calidad de aguas residuals