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Annual clean water report 6.28.17

Report Available for Viewing Now on TownofConwayNC.com

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We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality.  Included are details about your source(s) of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.  We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water and to providing you with this information because informed customers are our best allies.  If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water, please contact Nancy Jenkins at (252) 585-0488.  We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.  If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.  They are held at the Town Hall on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.

What EPA Wants You to Know

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.  The Town of Conway is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses; organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

When You Turn on Your Tap, Consider the Source

The water that is used by this system is groundwater from three wells located in the Town.

Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) Results

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Public Water Supply (PWS) Section, Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) conducted assessments for all drinking water sources across North Carolina.  The purpose of the assessments was to determine the susceptibility of each drinking water source (well or surface water intake) to Potential Contaminant Sources (PCSs).  The results of the assessment are available in SWAP Assessment Reports that include maps, background information and a relative susceptibility rating of Higher, Moderate or Lower.

The relative susceptibility rating of each source for the Town of Conway was determined by combining the contaminant rating (number and location of PCSs within the assessment area) and the inherent vulnerability rating (i.e., characteristics or existing conditions of the well or watershed and its delineated assessment area). The assessment findings are summarized in the table below: (click the downloadable version to read the entire report).

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Christmas kickoff in conway 10.25.16

Conway Kicks off Christmas Season in Northampton County

The 22nd annual Conway Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 26th at 10 am. The Parade Committee will sponsor the annual Battle of the Bands Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place marching bands.  There will also be prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place float entries.  The committee is seeking participation from schools, civic groups, churches and others to provide entries in the parade. If you are interested in placing an entry in the parade, please contact the Town Hall at 252-585-0488.  Once you have signed up to be in the parade, Rules, Regulations, & Guidelines will be sent to you.

This year’s Grand Marshal will be Sterling Hamilton, an educator who spent his entire career with Northampton County Public Schools.  Mr. Hamilton began his teaching career at Conway High School in 1955 (where he met his future wife, Frances Coggins). In 1964, he moved to the newly opened Northampton County High School.  In 1973, he added Assistant Principal to his teaching duties, and in 1977 became the full-time Assistant Principal.  He furthered his career as Principal of Conway Middle School in 1982 before retiring in 1985.  During his career, Mr. Hamilton taught hundreds of students in the classroom, as well as Drivers’ Education School, and coached baseball, basketball, and golf.  While Mr. Hamilton taught many subjects, he was well known for his US & World History classes and his Civics & Democracy courses.  Students of Mr. Hamilton’s could ALWAYS depend on his multiple choice exams including an answer option of baseball great Ted Williams on every test!  We thank Mr. Hamilton for his years of service to education in Northampton County and honor him as the 2016 Grand Marshal!

The Conway Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Craft Show at the Conway Middle School Gym this same day from 9:30 am. to 3 pm. Soup, hot dogs, and more will also be available for sale by the Ladies Auxiliary in the school cafeteria.  For more information, contact Tracey Flythe at 252-332-9575 or Jenny Hedgepeth at 252-578-3162 after 3 pm Monday thru Friday.

To complete this festive day, the Town will hold its annual Community Christmas Caroling beginning at 7 pm.  This year the event will be held inside at the Conway Volunteer Fire Department Building (113 White Street).  Enjoy entertainment and singing while sipping a delicious cup of hot chocolate!  Invite your family, friends, and neighbors and join us for a day of laughter, fellowship, and praise as we celebrate Christmas!

 

 

 

JUNE 27, 2017

7:30 pm - Conway Town Hall

PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed Budget for FY 2017-2018

PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed ordinance amendment changing terms of office from two years to four years for Mayor & Commissioners

CALLED BOARD MEETING

Vote on FY 2017-2018 Budget

 

JULY 4, 2017

TOWN HALL OFFICES CLOSED

for 4th of July Holiday

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING POSTPONED

 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS

5pm - 10pm - Cultural & Wellness Center; 9536 Hwy 305 North, Jackson

Music, games, food

9:15 pm (appr) Fireworks

 

JULY 11, 2017

7:30 pm - Conway Town Hall

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

 

AUGUST 1, 2017

7:30 pm - Conway Town Hall

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

 

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Conway, NC 27820

 

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Conway, NC 27820

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