The Water Treatment Plant located at 603 Lauchwood Drive was dedicated in October 1980. Laurinburg’s plant was one of North Carolina’s first ground water facilities, complete with pre-treatment aeration, retention basin, and filters. Today our facility has a treatment capacity of 8 million gallons per day with a total of 16 deep wells. The chemicals that are added to the City of Laurinburg’s water are Hydrofluosilic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic), Sodium Hypochlorite, and Hexa Meta Phosphate.
Water Plant operators are responsible for complying with strict regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. They perform daily analysis of raw, filtered and finished water. Our laboratory is a State Certified Laboratory. The North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Board of Certification has certified operators for this department as water treatment facility operators.
We have been very fortunate in years past not having to implement our Water Conservation Ordinance; however, we continually ask that all our customers help us conserve and protect our water resources. Water conservation tips are available for our customers at the Water Treatment Plant and Consumer Billing Department. In the event we implement our Water Conservation Ordinance we ask anyone with alternate water source(s) (i.e. private well) to please contact us at (910) 277-0214 for signage that will allow property owners to comply with the ordinance.
Annual Consumer Confidence Reports
Leith Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is your Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW), located east of the recycling center on Hall Street. The POTW has the capacity to treat 4.0 million gallons per day. The Wastewater department is responsible for the quality of effluent that goes to the receiving stream, which is Big Shoe Heel Creek in Scotland County. Operators at the POTW are also responsible for 34 pumping stations in the collections system and at the plant.
The State’s Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission must certify operators at the POTW. Leith Creek’s laboratory is a state certified laboratory that meets strict EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and State regulations. The Water and Wastewater departments have a total of 11 employees.