Drinking Water Quality

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Chatham County is committed to delivering the best quality drinking water by first ensuring that the water we deliver to you meets or surpasses federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards. We remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of protecting our water sources, conserving water, and educating the community, while continuing to serve the needs of all of our water users. 

Water is treated at our Jordan Lake Water Treatment Plant (North System).  We collect water samples continuously to ensure that the water leaving the plant meets EPA standards. In addition, Chatham County Water collects tap water samples throughout the county on a daily basis and analyzes the samples immediately on site and at our distribution laboratory. 

If you have any questions about the quality of your drinking water, please call our Water Quality Department at 919-303-0055.

Because Chatham County purchases water from other suppliers, the County does not have total control over the quality of water produced.  The Chatham County Water Utility is comprised of three subsystems: 

  • The North Chatham Water System, serving citizens in the northern and eastern parts of Chatham County. Water is supplied from the Jordan Lake Water Treatment Plant.
  • The Asbury Chatham Water System, serving citizens in the southern and eastern parts of Chatham County. Water is currently supplied from the City of Sanford. Plans are underway to connect this subsystem to the Jordan Lake Water Treatment Plant.
  • The Southwest Chatham Water System, serving citizens in the southern and western parts of Chatham County. Water is supplied from the Town of Siler City.

The North Chatham Water System starts at the Jordan Lake Water Treatment Plant which is located at 290 Beaver Creek Road near Wilsonville on the east side of Jordan Lake.   The system stretches up towards the county line, encompassing areas such as Carolina Meadows and Governor’s Club, and from there runs over to the intersection of Hamlet’s Chapel Road and Mann’s Chapel Road, and then down past Fearrington Village to the Haw River in Bynum Mill Village. Map of North Chatham Waterlines.

The Asbury Chatham Water System serves customers in Merry Oaks, Corinth, Moncure, Haywood and Asbury.  Map of Asbury Waterlines

The Southwest Chatham Water System serves customers located around Siler City and in Bear Creek, Bonlee, Bennett, Harper’s Crossroads and other areas in that region of the county. Map of Southwest Chatham Waterlines


Map of County Waterlines (all three systems)



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