Pictured are Glen Ramsey (left) and Chad Follrod, long-time members of the team at the Statesville Water Treatment Plant.

Special to Iredell Free News

The City of Statesville has released its 2019 Water Quality Report and the results show the city’s drinking water meets or exceeds every health standard developed by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Statesville’s Water Quality Report is prepared by the Water Resources Department to meet the EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR). It details drinking water sources, the testing methodology, the substances detected in the water and the levels of those substances.

The report gives the background on Statesville’s water system, explains the testing and many of the terms used in the information, and provides a variety of useful charts.

“We are very proud of our success in providing Statesville with a reliable supply of safe and affordable drinking water,” said Harry Hull, Statesville’s Water Resources Plant supervisor. “Our mission is to support public safety and public health and to enhance regional economic development. That means ensuring our water continues to be a good value.”

Statesville has been serving water to the community for many decades and is committed to providing its customers with water that meets more than 150 state and federal drinking water standards.

The city draws its source water from the Catawba River Basin on Lookout Shoals Lake and has a backup source from South Yadkin River. The city also has a few interconnects with other close municipalities for emergency or regular use if needed.


The Water Quality Report can be viewed online at statesvillenc.net/waterreport. Hard copies can be obtained by calling 704-878-3441.