The City of Goldsboro’s Water Treatment Plant was originally built in 1914 on the
bank of the Little River, which became the source of the City’s water supply. Prior
to 1914, the City used groundwater as its water source. In 1974, the City built
a new water intake structure and a 35-million-gallon pre-sedimentation basin on
the Neuse River, the City’s current water source.
The Water Treatment Plant has
a current treatment capacity of 12 million gallons per day and is staffed 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year, by highly trained, State-certified operators. On a daily
basis, the water plant staff runs bacteriological and other laboratory analyses
on the drinking water before it is sent to our customers.
Through this monitoring
process, the City can assure its water customers that the water supply meets all
National Drinking Water Regulations.
Goldsboro disinfects its water with chloramine.
Chloramine is an effective disinfectant that tastes better than chlorine. Chloramine
should be removed from water prior to use in tropical fish tanks and in kidney dialysis
machines. Additional information regarding chloramine disinfection may be obtained
by calling the Public Utilities Director at 919-735-3329, ext. 101. The City of Goldsboro’s
Annual Water Quality Report
is available via download here or by calling the Public Utilities Director at 919-735-3329, ext. 101. The Annual Water Quality Report provides details about where
your water comes from, laboratory analysis information, and how it compares to standards
set by regulatory agencies. Goldsboro’s drinking water meets and surpasses all state
and national water quality standards and regulations. Additional information regarding
the City’s water may be obtained by visiting the
Frequently Asked Questions.