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MISSION: To provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water to our customers in the rural areas of Hertford County.
The purpose of Hertford County Rural Water is to furnish a clean and dependable source of drinking water to its residences. Hertford County Rural Water operates under rules and regulations from both State and Federal agencies. The rules are found in Title 15A, Sub-chapter 18C of the Administrative Codes. Under North Carolina General Statute 90A-Article 2, all operators of a water system must be certified for the appropriate grade classification of that system. This includes Wells and Distribution Systems. Hertford County Rural Water has a Well grade classification of C and a Distribution grade classification of B. The Well grade is based on number of wells, number of elevated tanks, type of water treatment, number of hook-ups and type of test kits used. The Distribution grade is based on Number of people served and number of hook-ups on system.
Hertford County Rural Water is made up of two water districts, Northern and Southern. The boundaries of the two districts are as follows, anywhere north of the POTECASI CREEK is the Northern district and anywhere south is the Southern District.
If you live in the Northern District your water bill is due by the 5th of the month and a late fee is added after the 5th. We start reading meters on the 5th of each month.
If you live in the Southern District your water bill is due on the 20th of the month and a late fee is added after the 20th. We start reading meters on the 20th of each month.
The Northern District has two wells, a booster pump station and two elevated tanks with 200,000 gallons capacity each.
The Southern District has two wells and three elevated tanks with 200,000 gallons capacity each.
The Hertford County Rural Water System has 328 miles of water lines made up of 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”and 12”pipe of which 1% is ductile iron and 99% is PVC (SDR 21).
Hertford County Rural Water is as its name implies a rural water system. We do not furnish water to municipalities except in an emergency situation. We are interconnected with the town of Ahoskie, Murfreesboro, Cofield, Winton and Union water systems.
We take nine Bacteriological samples each month as mandated by the State.
The test for contaminants is ongoing. We test for VOC’s 21 contaminants, SOC’s 26, Inorganic 17, Radiological 6, Nitrate, Nitrite, Asbestos, Lead, Copper, TTHM and HAA5.