Durham is known as ï¿½The City of Medicineï¿½ or to some as the ï¿½Bull City.ï¿½ Located in Durham County, Durham is a compact 296 square mile community and hosts 80% of the world-renowned 6,800-acre Research Triangle Park. Durham is located halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the home of Duke and North Carolina Central Universities, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham Bulls Triple A baseball, the Museum of Life and Science, the Nasher Museum of Art, more than 40 annual festivals, and world class medical facilities. Durham also boasts the American Tobacco Historic District, including the 2,800 seat Durham Performing Arts Center, which has helped transform downtown Durham into a live-work and entertainment district. With more than 5.2 million visitors annually, Durham offers a prominent art culture, rich history, award-winning restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and breweries - it's no wonder that Durham's population has grown by 20 new residents daily over the last 10 years. With this growth, supporting a well-run organization is more important than ever. The Department of Water Management provides the City of Durham with safe drinking water while protecting the environment with superior wastewater treatment operations. This is a complex and growing department with the objective of maintaining high levels of efficiency, professionalism, ethical standards, and morale. With approximately 260,000 citizens and an extended water and sewer service area population of over 275,000, Durham also serves large institutional users located within the Research Triangle Park, as well as Duke University. Water Management's revenue is over $80 million and is responsible for a $54 million operating budget, $250 million capital improvements program, and 350 employees operating within nine divisions: (1) Water Supply and Treatment, (2) North Durham Reclamation Facility, (3) South Durham Reclamation Facility, (4) Customer Billing Services, (5) Regulatory Compliance, (6) Plant Maintenance, (7) Water and Sewer Maintenance, (8) Administration & Finance, and (9) Utility Engineering.