How to Remove Fluoride

Since I became a “fluoride activist” without a doubt the most common question I have been asked is

How do I remove fluoride from my drinking water?”

Naturally we seek to protect our families and ourselves first before trying to inform others that our tap water is toxic so when I opened DurhamAgainstFluoride.com, I created this page to sell Big Berkey Water Filters to answer that question I so often received.  It was also a way for people to get something in return for  supporting my effort to expose the bureaucrats who are responsible for toxifying our water supply in the first place, since I would earn a commission for each filter that was sold.

Unfortunately this website & all that goes into it costs money to operate and I do not have the endless piles of taxpayer money like the government to spend paying stooges to promote my ideas.   I did this because I personally used a Big Berkey at the time and thought it was the best method for filtering my tap water. Whenever people asked how to remove fluoride from their tap – this page served as my recommendation.

However as I did deeper research I learned there was a far superior method called Distillation, which I have since switched to exclusively.  Please watch the following video on Distillation which will give you a solid understanding of precisely how you can begin removing the poisons added to your drinking water in the best way possible:

Our bodies are the most complex & incredible machines on Earth.

Yet they are 70% Water! So why would you drink anything less than pure Water?

  • Water sustains all life on earth.
  • Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells, each with a specific job to do, working in harmony with the others to sustain our consciousness.
  • When we introduce toxins into our machine, our organs have to work very hard filtering them out and maintaining our good health.
  • When we cut ourselves, the body sends specially made cells to the injury and heals it over a short period of time!
  • Our bodies are virtually solar powered: we eat food grown from the sun & drink water and are consequently alive!

When you think about it, there isn’t another machine quite like our body.

Would you add sand to the gas tank of your car and expect it to filter the sand out & fix itself afterwards?

Of course not!

So why treat your body, your machine, in the same manner?

What you see below is the heavy sediment captured from 15 gallons of the city of Durham’s Tap water, representing the poisons you would ingest over the course of 1 month’s water consumption if you drink the suggested 8 glasses per day.

This is why I hope you will consider contributing to our cause & protecting yourself from the city’s toxic tap water, by purchasing a 1 Gallon Stainless Steel Megahome Distiller.  With your purchase, $49.00 will be donated to Durham Against Fluoride and will help me pay for this website, flyers, equipment and other costs associated with this effort.

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The main advantage of distilled water is that it is 100% boiled, sterilized, clean, safe, and environmentally friendly.

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    • Robin-Nigel says:

      Some chemicals have a lower boiling point than water and will then distill into the distillate that we then drink. How do we avoid these chemicals through the distillation process and what about the minerals necessary for our health which are contained in living water- living water means that the minerals are negatively charged and thus available for health promoting reasons. Most tap water would be ‘dead’.

  2. Amy Rogers says:

    Zero Water sells a water pitcher that filters all the bad junk out of your water – chemicals/pharmaceuticals, etc. It’s the only pitcher that will remove that stuff. It’s all I will drink. You should give it a try. It comes with a digital water tester too so you can make sure your water is clean.

  3. My post went away. Anyway, I was saying try the zero water pitchers. Its what we use at home and they remove fluoride, chemicals and drugs from your water. Its all we drink and it comes with a digital water tester so you can test all your water you drink to make sure it’s clean. You can find them on facebook. I bought mine at walmart and we have one we keep in the fridge, one on the counter for coffee and tea and one in the bathroom. Love it!

    • Hi Amy,

      I’m pretty sure that ZeroWater doesn’t remove fluoride, though it does remove solids, etc. It’s amazingly difficult to remove fluoride from water, and there are only a few tools on the market that can, the above-mentioned Big Berkey being one. Reverse osmosis also will do it, but there are detriments to that method as well. Just another good reason not to put it in our water in the first place, right?

  4. Donna Rosenberry says:

    Fluroidegate.org/the-film

    A film everyone should watch.
    Thanks,
    Donna

  5. Sid Aust says:

    What about bath water …is there anything that will filter that and get the fluoride from bath water

    • Unfortunately this is much tougher than tackling your drinking water. The best option I know of for your bath water is to get a whole-house reverse osmosis system. I have no formal recommendations for this however, since i have not done the research to make one.

  6. Currently we have an RO system paired with a water softener. The water softener is mostly to save our pipes, because the water in our area is super hard. Recently we have discovered that the RO makes our water more acidic than tap water, which was alarming. I’m curious about what the solid carbon block does as far as acidity, since our entire family runs on the acidic side, and we think it might be causing some of our health problems.

    • Beau says:

      Do some research on YouTube for the benefits of baking soda in balancing the PH level of your blood.
      Really good information!
      It’s a start for those health problems.

  7. Natalie says:

    What about the stainless steel doesn’t sediment from that get left in the distilled water?

  8. Edward White says:

    Is the zero water picther good?

  9. Robin-Nigel says:

    Distillation. What happens to the chemicals that have a lower boiling point than water- they pass into the distillate and then consumed by the one drinking the water.? Unless I have read this method wrongly. Please advise?

  10. Robin Nigel. says:

    While I do not agree with fluoride in the water, I think it is a grave mistake to be anti-fluoride as this appears to be a conflicting term to those who impose it by their laws. It is a war like term and those people who are educated on the severe dangers of this substance would do well, in my opinion, to change the approach to one of using the government system of law against itself. Find loop-holes in their legislation, do not argue the points on science as I have never seen that this works.

    Know their laws and use their laws if you can to shut them up forever on fluoride. Do not work outside their laws as you will create conflict and irritate those who want to inflict this stuff on everybody else. I am looking into the contractual nature of councils with the public, but I do not live in UK.

    • Hi Robin,

      Thanks for writing. I wish that you would spend some more time on this website, as you will easily find that in my latter approaches I did actually use a legal approach by roping in certain FDA regulations & restrictions which regulate the use of drugs without a license – something that a 2 year old could see is being done in the case of public water fluoridation.

      Obviously, this has not worked in my case, because we are dealing with criminals & I would just like to point out the fallacy of your recommendation. You say:

      “I think it is a grave mistake to be anti-fluoride as this appears to be a conflicting term to those who impose it by their laws.”

      In this statement you admit that there are those who “impose” fluoride on us by their laws. Is it not self evident that if there are people who IMPOSE fluoride by LAW, that they could care less about any loopholes? What is more persuasive of an authority than that of common sense? They are already breaking existing drug laws as well as moral, ethical and scientific principles of public policy…Why would you then conclude that there is some loop hole which will get them to turn off the spigot? Please explain.

  11. Robin Nigel. says:

    I do not know who you are as there is no name attached. If we people act as provocateurs then we deserve what we get. The people in government are not criminals and to state this is a grave error. I stand on the land commonly known as New Zealand where some people in government want to expose all the people in this country to hexafluorosilicic acid. However, this can only happen if the people allow it as all the people in the country could educate themselves and stop it tomorrow. But they don’t and it seems that nobody cares and this is why it’s happening not because of some ”criminals”. This is bullshit! I used to be an activist in England on this matter and we had a public meeting and 5 people turned up. This speaks volumes, doesn’t it???????

    So all I can do is educate myself and look within ‘their’ laws to see where I can stop them with ‘their’ own laws used against them. Then they cannot attack me. One has to be careful NOT to trespass and commit an act of war-in it’s broadest sense as they will attack because that is the nature of these people who call themselves government. But they only reflect the mindset of the people.

    Please do not reply to me as this conversation has now ended!!!!!!

    • Hi Robin,

      #1) You don’t get to decide whether I reply or not, or even when the conversation is over!
      #2) The fact that you say “The people in government are not criminals” show precisely why you will never be able to make any reforms in New Zealand – because you are ignorant of the facts and unwilling to face reality!
      #3) Let me know when you find this magic fluoride loop hole & magically get the Criminals in your government to stop the program, then I’ll listen more readily.

      Thanks for writing!

  12. Robin Nigel. says:

    Goodbye!

  13. Dale M Swiggett says:

    NORTH CAROLINA ) THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE
    ) SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION
    ) 16CVS 00010074
    ORANGE COUNTY )
    TOWN OF HILLBOROUGH A )
    NORTH CAROLINA MUNICIPALITY

    Plaintiff )
    )
    M.DALE SWIGGETT )
    NORTH CAROLINA )
    SCIENTIFIC NON PROFIT )
    Defendant )
    JORDAN LAKE PARTNERSHIP )
    c/o WARREN MILLER )
    Fountainworks )
    422 St. Mary’s Street # 6 )
    Raleigh, NC 27605 )
    3rd Party Defendants )
    Background

    The Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina is in a US Department of Interior Historic District and the Lake Jordan Water Shed Partnership Planned by Warren Miller Fountionworks.
    The Town of HIllsborough has failed to maintain and Protect the Property Value of the Colonial Inn in the Hillsborough District, and Low Income People, and Schools from Lead and Potash Phosphate Fluoride Contamination.
    Both Known Carcinogens.
    The Potash PCS Phosphate Mine in Aurora NC in Beaufort County North Carolina Contaminated Camp Lejuene and Seven Neighboring Counties.
    Based on an Announcement buy UNC Administer explained that the area was a known Cancer Cluster that is the Most Concentrated in the United States.
    The new cancer center will cost about $30 million and is expected to take three years to complete, said officials. But there is no word on when construction will begin. Pictured above is an artist’s rendition of the facility.

    “The new cancer center supported by our wonderful local clinicians and enhanced by our collaborative efforts with UNC Cancer Care will make the journey to recovery much more navigable and make available specialists, protocols and clinical trials never before available in our region,” said Ray Leggett, president and CEO of CarolinaEast Health System.

    CarolinaEast says it will work closely with UNC Cancer Care to fill gaps in cancer care, decreasing the need for Eastern Carolina residents to travel to all the way Chapel Hill or the Triangle for treatment.

    Currently, the distance from CarolinaEast Medical Center to the North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill is 141 miles and will take two hours and 19 minutes to travel, according to Google Maps.

    The North Carolina Central Cancer Registry says six local counties (Craven, Jones, Carteret, Onslow, Lenoir, and Beaufort) are well above the state and national average for annual incidences of cancer. In those counties, 2421 people are diagnosed with cancer each year on average. The top four counties are Jones, Carteret, Beaufort, and Lenoir ( which is No. 2 in the state for the highest rate of cancer), the new release says.

    Those six counties are also above the state and national average for annual cancer deaths, with an average of 916 people dying each year, according to the N.C. Central Cancer Registry.

    In the entire state of North Carolina, there are 17,758 cancer deaths each year on average, based on data from the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control.
    Another Sixty Million was Raised for Another Cancer in New Bern to begin to Care for an Estimated One Million Harmed Parties Military and Families East of Interstate 95 within the Growing Contaminated PCS Mine 1300 Sq. Mile Cone of Depression

    CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern is undergoing more than a midlife cosmetic facelift; it is being transformed to better meet the health care needs of Craven County and surrounding areas.

    The hospital’s Neuse Boulevard campus has embarked on an ambitious, multi-year series of construction and renovation projects designed to improve the space for labor and delivery services, expand the emergency department, construct two new large operating rooms, and make room for its new cancer-treatment center with UNC Hospitals.

    “We are 52 years old now and it is time to get some work done,” said Ray Leggett, president/CEO of CarolinaEast Health System, in a statement.
    “While this is a massive, complex undertaking and will take several years to complete, it is way overdue and what our public deserves.”

    The projects are expected to cost about $64 million, which hospital officials say will be paid for with money from CarolinaEast’s reserve fund and from operating revenues. Work is expected to be complete sometime in late 2018.

    Within Hillsborough and Its Extra Territorial District in Orange County, are have Wells & Septic Tanks Contaminating Drinking Water with Lead and other Heavy Metals.
    Base on Investigation of Ground-Water Availability
    and Quality in Orange County,
    North Carolina
    Prepared in cooperation with Orange County, North Carolina
    By William L. Cunningham and Charles C. Daniel, III
    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
    Water-Resources Investigations Report 00–4286
    Investigation of Ground-Water Availability
    and Quality in Orange County,
    North Carolina
    Prepared in cooperation with Orange County, North Carolina
    http://nc.water.usgs.gov/reports/wri004286/pdf/report.pdf

    After the Town Flint, Michigan Water Lead Problem was Exposed the
    The Town of Hillsborough Published a Public Press Release with Lead Misrepresentations.
    Hillsborough has kept Making False Claims of its Management of Lead Removal out of the Water System and Continued to Pass the Burden of the Cost of Lead Removal on Schools, Low Income People and All People Within the Hillsborough Extraterritorial Zoning District.

    Thursday, May 12, 2016
    In the “The Town of Hillsborough has a long history of working to prevent water customers’ exposure to lead.
    The town has no lead pipes in its distribution system, but some buildings may have lead supply lines connecting them to the town’s distribution system. Others may have copper plumbing with lead-based solder. Because lead supply lines generally were not used after 1930, the town does not have reliable data on how many — if any — are connected to its system. However, copper plumbing installed between 1983 and 1987 is likely to contain lead-based solder.

    The only way to know for certain if a building’s pipes are made of lead is to examine them, which requires digging up the supply line and checking the plumbing in a basement or crawlspace. Although these pipes are not owned by the town, the town takes its responsibility to provide safe water seriously, and adds a blended phosphate corrosion inhibitor to its water. This additive greatly reduces the risk of pipes leaching lead and copper into the water.

    Use of lead-based solder was a major reason the federal Environmental Protection Agency instituted its Lead and Copper Rule in 1991. Compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule requires that the town periodically check the amount of lead and copper in customers’ water after it has passed through the service line and the building’s plumbing. The rule has been revised several times in the intervening years, and the town has remained fully compliant since the beginning.

    The town primarily conducts its tests in houses built during the years lead-based solder was in use. The town takes 30 samples every three years, with the next sampling scheduled for later this year. The amount of sampling done by the town has been reduced by the EPA due to Hillsborough’s long history of compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule.

    Although the corrosion inhibitor of Phosphate Fluoride greatly reduces the risk, customers who suspect they have lead pipes or copper pipes with lead-based solder also are encouraged to take the following precautions to limit exposure:
    •Flush out lines after a period of stagnation. (Consider using the water to flush toilets or water plants in order to minimize waste.)
    •Purchase a filtering or treatment device certified to remove lead, and make sure the device is properly installed and maintained.
    •Avoid drinking or cooking with water from the hot water tap, where lead is more likely to be present.

    Legislator ‘appalled’ that NC schools haven’t tested for lead in water

    House bill would require all schools, child care facilities to conduct testing

    Drinking water supplies with elevated lead levels would be shut off

    Rep. Hager: ‘We have to make sure our children are protected’
    Cody Gibson pipettes water samples and transfers the samples to vials as he tests water in the lab at Charlotte Water’s Environmental Services Facility on January 28, 2016.
    Cody Gibson pipettes water samples and transfers the samples to vials as he tests water in the lab at Charlotte Water’s Environmental Services Facility on January 28, 2016. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    BY COLIN CAMPBELL
    ccampbell@newsobserver.com
    Schools and child care centers would be required to test their drinking water for lead under a bill moving forward in the N.C. House.

    House Majority Leader Mike Hager, a Rutherfordton Republican, sponsored the bill that could be on the House floor for a vote sometime this week.

    “We have to make sure our children are protected when they’re in school,” Hager said Thursday before a House committee gave the bill its unanimous approval.

    Hager referenced a USA Today investigation that found 2,000 water systems across the country that had lead levels exceeding federal limits. The findings included an elementary school in Nash County.

    Lead contamination has been a hot topic nationally in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.

    Under Hager’s bill, schools and child care centers would have to test multiple drinking fountains and sinks throughout their facilities in 2017. A state public health agency would then analyze the water samples. Facilities would be required to post the results and send them to the parents and guardians of children.

    If any water sources exceed the federal limits, the school or child care facility would be required to immediately find alternate water. Estimates indicate that $4.9 million is needed to cover the costs of testing.

    “We do see more than 1,000 children a year with elevated exposures,” Ed Norman, who heads the Children’s Environmental Health division at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, told the committee.

    Norman said the bulk of those cases stem from lead paint, while about 20 percent were related to contaminated water. “We do not have much data on levels in schools and child care centers,” he said.

    The state’s Department of Environmental Quality tests municipal water systems for lead, but it doesn’t test schools individually. Lead pipes are present in some older school buildings.

    Studies found high blood lead levels in children in Greenville, Durham and Wayne County a decade or so ago, according to a 2009 article in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. While the public utilities didn’t have lead pipes, changes in chemicals affected lead pipes in home plumbing.

    It’s unclear how many schools and child care facilities across the state might have lead pipes, but many of them were built when the pipes were commonly used.

    “I’m just appalled that these schools haven’t been tested previously,” said Rep. Chris Millis, a Pender County Republican. “I’m looking forward to seeing what will be found here.”

    The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Red Oak Elementary in Nash County had elevated lead levels last summer and did not notify families. The test results were posted on a wall in a kitchen because only janitorial staff were working at the time. More tests were conducted before school resumed and the levels dropped below federal limits.
    Rep. Jimmy Dixon, a Duplin County Republican, cautioned against “sensationalizing” the issue of lead in water, and he said anyone who did so “needs a real good spanking and be sent to time out.”

    “I personally hope that what we will find is a situation that is manageable that we can address promptly,” he said.

    Colin Campbell: 919-829-4698, @RaleighReporter
    Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article86094637.html#storylink=cpy

    Under the Freedom of Information Act
    I would ask the Court to Require the Town of Hillsborough to Test the Water Supply Line at the Curb of the Colonial Inn for Cancer Causing Lead and Heavy Medals and the Sewer Line for Head and Back Pressure
    To this Date the Town of Hillsborough has not attempted to Comply with the Freedom of Information Act Request to Date.

    Freedom of Information Request
    5 U.S.C. § 552, As Amended By
    Public Law No. 104-231, 110 Stat. 3048
    I would ask the that this case be Continued for 12 Months to Allow the Town of Hillsborough to Inspect all Water Sources Within the Town of Hillsborough and its Exterritorial Districts for Cancer Causing Lead and Heavy Metals.

    FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASES:
    GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN QUI TAM (WHISTLEBLOWER) SUITS
    This memorandum provides a brief, general overview of qui tam litigation under the
    False Claims Act. It does not constitute legal advice and does not represent the official policy
    of the United States Department of Justice.
    The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., provides for liability for triple damages
    and a penalty from $5,500 to $11,000 per claim for anyone who knowingly submits or causes the
    submission of a false or fraudulent claim to the United States.
    The statute, first passed in 1863, includes an ancient legal device called a “qui tam”
    provision (from a Latin phrase meaning “he who brings a case on behalf of our lord the King, as
    well as for himself”). This provision allows a private person, known as a “relator,” to bring a
    lawsuit on behalf of the United States, where the private person has information that the named
    defendant has knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false or fraudulent claims to the
    United States. The relator need not have been personally harmed by the defendant’s conduct.
    The False Claims Act has a very detailed process for the filing and pursuit of these
    claims. The qui tam relator must be represented by an attorney. The qui tam complaint must, by
    law, be filed under seal, which means that all records relating to the case must be kept on a
    secret docket by the Clerk of the Court. Copies of the complaint are given only to the United
    States Department of Justice, including the local United States Attorney, and to the assigned
    judge of the District Court. The Court may, usually upon motion by the United States Attorney,
    make the complaint available to other persons.
    The complaint, and all other filings in the case, remain under seal for a period of at least
    sixty days. At the conclusion of the sixty days, the Department of Justice must, if it wants the
    case to remain under seal, file a motion with the District judge showing “good cause” why the
    case should remain under seal. In the usual course, these motions request an extension of the
    seal for six months at a time.
    In addition to the complaint filed with the District Court, the relator through his or her
    counsel must serve upon the Department of Justice a “disclosure statement” containing
    substantially all the evidence in the possession of the relator about the allegations set forth in
    the complaint. This disclosure statement is not filed in any court, and is not available to the
    named defendant.
    Under the False Claims Act, the Attorney General (or a Department of Justice attorney)
    must investigate the allegations of violations of the False Claims Act. The investigation
    usually involves one or more law enforcement agencies (such as the Office of Inspector
    General of the victim agency, the Postal Inspection Service, or the FBI.) In some
    investigations where state agencies are victims, state attorneys general with expertise and
    interest will participate in the investigation and work closely with the federal agencies.
    The investigation will often involve specific investigative techniques, including
    subpoenas for documents or electronic records, witness interviews, compelled oral testimony
    from one or more individuals or organizations, and consultations with experts. If there is a
    parallel criminal investigation, search warrants and other criminal investigation tools may be
    used to obtain evidence as well.
    At the conclusion of the investigation, or earlier if so directed by the Court, the
    Department of Justice must choose one of three options named in the False Claims Act:
    1) intervene in one or more counts of the pending qui tam action. This intervention
    expresses the Government’s intention to participate as a plaintiff in prosecuting
    that count of the complaint. Fewer than 25% of filed qui tam actions result in an
    intervention on any count by the Department of Justice.
    2) decline to intervene in one or all counts of the pending qui tam action. If the
    United States declines to intervene, the relator and his or her attorney may
    prosecute the action on behalf of the United States, but the United States is not a
    party to the proceedings apart from its right to any recovery. This option is
    frequently used by relators and their attorneys.
    3) move to dismiss the relator’s complaint, either because there is no case, or the
    case conflicts with significant statutory or policy interests of the United States.
    In practice, there are two other options for the Department of Justice:
    4) settle the pending qui tam action with the defendant prior to the intervention
    decision. This usually, but not always, results in a simultaneous intervention and
    settlement with the Department of Justice (and is included in the 25%
    intervention rate).
    5) advise the relator that the Department of Justice intends to decline intervention.
    This usually, but not always, results in dismissal of the qui tam action.
    There are no statistics reported on the length of time the average qui tam case remains
    under seal. In this District, most intervened or settled cases are under seal for at least two years
    (with, of course, periodic reports to the supervising judge concerning the progress of the case,
    and the justification of the need for additional time).
    Intervention by the Department of Justice in a qui tam case is not undertaken lightly.
    Intervention usually requires approval by the Department in Washington. As part of the decision
    process, the views of the investigative agency are solicited and considered, and a detailed
    memorandum discussing the relevant facts and law is prepared. This memorandum usually
    includes a discussion of efforts to advise the named defendant of the nature of the potential
    claims against it, any response provided by the defendant, and settlement efforts undertaken prior
    to intervention. This memorandum is considered to be attorney work product exempt from
    disclosure.
    Upon intervention approval, the Department of Justice files
    1) a notice of intervention, setting forth the specific claims as to which the United
    States is intervening;
    2) a motion to unseal the qui tam complaint filed by the relator and the notice of
    intervention. All other documents filed by the Department of Justice up to that
    point remain under seal.
    The decision by the Department of Justice to intervene in a case does not necessarily
    mean that it will endorse, adopt or agree with every factual allegation or legal conclusion in the
    relator’s complaint. It has been the usual practice of the Department to file its own complaint
    about 60 days after the intervention, setting forth its own statement of the facts that show the
    knowing submission of false claims, and the specific relief it seeks. In addition, the Department
    of Justice has the ability to, and often will, assert claims arising under other statutes (such as the
    Truth in Negotiation Act or the Public Contracts Anti-Kickback Act) or the common law, which
    the relators do not have the legal right to assert in their complaint, since only the False Claims
    Act has a qui tam provision.
    After the relator’s complaint is unsealed, the relator through his or her attorney has the
    obligation under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to serve its complaint upon each named
    defendant within 120 days.
    Each named defendant has the duty to file an answer to the complaint or a motion within 20 days
    after service of the government’s complaints. Discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil
    Procedure begins shortly thereafter.
    CONTRACT BETWEEN FOUNTAINWORKS, LLC AND THE CITY OF DURHAM FOR
    FACILITATION AND SUPPORT FOR THE JORDAN LAKE PARTNERSHIP
    This contract is made and entered into as of the _____ day of ___________________,
    20_____, by the City of Durham (“City”) and Fountainworks, LLC (“Contractor”), a limited
    partnership organized under the laws of North Carolina
    Sec. 1. Background and Purpose. The Jordan Lake Regional Water Supply Partnership
    (Partnership) was formed by various local governments and water authorities and created to
    support a regional planning partnership and to explore joint development of a water supply intake
    on the western shore of Jordan Lake. The Partnership is governed by a Memorandum of
    Understanding (MOU) between the members and is managed by a Partnership Management
    Team (PMT). The PMT provides guidance to Durham in the management of the Partnership. The
    Contractor services will include ongoing strategic collaboration and general support for the
    activities of the Partnership. Each member of the Partnership has agreed to an annual payment to
    the City of Durham to help offset the costs of Durham’s support for the collaborative efforts of
    the Partnership. The purpose of this contract is to set forth the terms and conditions under which
    the Contractor, Fountainworks, LLC will provide professional services in support of the City of
    Durham’s responsibility to act as the Lead Agency for the Jordan Lake Regional Water Supply
    Partnership.
    Sec. 2. Services and Scope to be Performed. The Contractor shall conduct facilitative
    and support services as outlined in Attachment A, “Description of Services”. The services shall
    be as directed and authorized by the Durham Project Manager, as designated by the director of
    the Department of Water Management. In this contract, “Work” or “Project” means the services
    that the Contractor is required to perform pursuant to this contract and all of the Contractor’s
    duties to the City that arise out of this contract.
    Sec. 2a. Term and Extensions of Term. The Term of this Contract shall be from April 1,
    2013 through March 31, 2015. The Contract may be extended for no more than two additional
    years upon written authorization of both parties, if funds remain within the amount approved
    herein for the Contract, upon the same terms and conditions as set forth in this Contract. The City
    Manager is authorized on behalf of the City to agree to such extension. This extension option
    does not preclude extension upon other terms or conditions or with additional compensation as
    may be authorized pursuant to law and City Council resolution.
    Sec. 3. Complete Work without Extra Cost. Except to the extent otherwise specifically
    stated in this contract, the Contractor shall obtain and provide, without additional cost to the City,
    all labor, materials, equipment, transportation, facilities, services, permits, and licenses necessary
    to perform the Work.
    Sec. 4. Compensation. The City shall pay the Contractor for the Work as described in
    Attachment B, “Compensation.” The City shall not be obligated to pay the Contractor any
    payments, fees, expenses, or compensation other than those authorized by this section.
    Compensation for Work performed will not exceed $10,000 in any month without prior written of
    the City Project Manager. In addition, notwithstanding the services rendered, the total cost
    of Contractor’s services, including but not limited to those that might be supplied by
    subcontractors under this Contract, shall not exceed $120,000 for each of the two periods
    within the Contract. The Contract periods are May 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014 and
    June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.
    Sec. 5. Contractor’s Billings to City. The Contractor shall send invoices to the City on a
    monthly basis for the amounts to be paid pursuant to this contract. Each invoice shall identify the
    person performing the services, the billing rate of such person using the categories set forth in
    Attachment B, the date the services were performed, a description of the services performed, and
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    such other information as may be reasonably requested by the City. Within twenty days after the
    City receives an invoice, the City shall send the Contractor a check in payment for all undisputed
    amounts contained in the invoice.
    Sec. 6. Insurance. Contractor shall maintain insurance not less than the following:
    Commercial General Liability, covering
    • premises/operations
    • products/completed operations
    • broad form property damage
    • explosion, collapse, and underground hazards if the hazards exist in the performance of this
    contract
    • contractual liability
    • independent contractors, if any are used in the performance of this contract
    • City of Durham must be named additional insured, and an original of the endorsement to
    effect the coverage must be attached to the certificate (if by blanket endorsement, then agent
    may so indicate in the GL section of the certificate, in lieu of an original endorsement)
    • combined single limit not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence; aggregate limit not less than
    $2,000,000 per year
    Professional Liability, covering
    • engineers (employed or engaged by Contractor)
    • covering claims arising out design work, calculations and estimates, and any other
    professional engineering services performed in connection with this contract
    • self-insured retentions/deductibles in excess of $25,000 must be approved by City Finance
    Director
    • coverage may be provided either by specific policy or as part of the Commercial General
    Liability Policy
    • combined single limit not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence; aggregate limit not less than
    $2,000,000 per year;
    Workers’ Compensation Insurance, covering
    • statutory benefits;
    • covering employees; covering owners, partners, officers, and relatives (who work on this
    contract); if Contractor has less than 3 employees, certificate must specifically state that
    owners, partners, officers, employees and relatives are covered by the policy)
    • employers’ liability, $1,000,000.
    • Waiver of subrogation in favor of the City of Durham
    Insurance shall be provided by:
    • companies authorized to do business in the State of North Carolina
    • companies with Best rating of A-VIII or better.
    Insurance shall be evidenced by a certificate:
    • providing notice to the City of not less than 30 days prior to cancellation or reduction of
    coverage
    • certificates shall be addressed to:
    City of Durham, North Carolina
    Department of Water Management
    attention: Vicki Westbrook
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Durham, NC 27701
    • both the insurance certificate and the additional insured endorsement must be originals and
    must be approved by the City’s Finance Director before Contractor can begin any work under
    this contract.
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    Sec. 7. Performance of Work by City. The City may, in its discretion, in order to address
    performance issues or bring the project closer to the schedule perform or cause to be performed
    some or all of the Work, and doing so shall not waive any of the City’s rights and remedies.
    Before doing so, the City shall give the Contractor notice of its intention. The Contractor shall
    reimburse the City for additional costs incurred by the City in exercising its right to perform or
    cause to be performed some or all of the Work pursuant to this section.
    Sec. 8. Exhibits. The following exhibits are made a part of this contract:
    Attachment A – Description of Services containing 2 pages.
    Attachment B – Compensation containing 1 page.
    In case of conflict between an exhibit and the text of this contract excluding the exhibit,
    the text of this contract shall control.
    Sec. 9. Termination for Convenience (“TFC”). (a) Procedure. Without limiting any
    party’s right to terminate for breach, the City may, without cause, and in its discretion, terminate
    this contract for convenience by giving the Contractor written notice that refers to this section.
    TFC shall be effective at the time indicated in the notice. The City Manager may terminate under
    this section without City Council action. (b) Obligations. Upon TFC, all obligations that are still
    executory on both sides are discharged except that any right based on prior breach or performance
    survives, and the indemnification provisions and the section of this contract titled Trade Secrets
    and Confidentiality shall remain in force. At the time of TFC or as soon afterwards as is
    practical, the Contractor shall give the City all Work, including partly completed Work. In case
    of TFC, the Contractor shall follow the City’s instructions as to which subcontracts to terminate.
    (c) Payment. The City shall pay the Contractor an equitable amount for the costs and charges that
    accrue to Contractor because of the City’s decisions with respect to any subcontracts, but
    excluding profit for the Contractor. With regard to Contractor’s own services, within 20 days of
    final billing by the Contractor, the City shall pay the Contractor a one hundred dollar TFC fee
    and for all Work performed by Contractor consistent with the provisions of this Contract, except
    to the extent previously paid for. Work shall be paid for in accordance with the method (unit
    prices, hourly fees, etc.) to be used for payment under this Contract. If Work was to be paid for
    on a lump-sum basis, the City shall pay the part of the lump sum that reflects the percentage of
    completion attained for that Work. The Contractor shall not be entitled to any payment except as
    stated in this section because of TFC, whether on the basis of overhead, profit, damages, other
    economic loss, or otherwise.
    Sec. 10. Notice. (a) All notices and other communications required or permitted by this
    contract shall be in writing and shall be given either by personal delivery, fax, or certified United
    States mail, return receipt requested, addressed as follows:
    To the City:
    Donald F. Greeley, Director or
    Vicki P. Westbrook, Assistant Director
    City of Durham
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Durham, NC 27701
    The fax number is (919) 560-4479
    To the Contractor:
    Warren Miller, Partner
    Fountainworks, LLC
    PO Box 28142
    Raleigh, NC 27611
    The fax number is (919) 833-8177
    (b) Change of Address. Date Notice Deemed Given. A change of address, fax number,
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    or person to receive notice may be made by either party by notice given to the other party. Any
    notice or other communication under this contract shall be deemed given at the time of actual
    delivery, if it is personally delivered or sent by fax. If the notice or other communication is sent
    by United States mail, it shall be deemed given upon the third calendar day following the day on
    which such notice or other communication is deposited with the United States Postal Service or
    upon actual delivery, whichever first occurs.
    Sec. 11. Trade Secrets and Confidentiality. The request for proposals section titled
    “Trade Secrets and Confidentiality” shall apply to any Trade Secrets disclosed to the City during
    the process leading to the parties’ entering into this Contract (including all of the Contractor’s
    responses to the RFP). This section shall remain in force despite termination of this contract
    (whether by expiration of the term or otherwise) and termination of the services of the Contractor
    under this contract. The word “Proposer” used in that section shall mean the “Contractor.”
    Sec. 12. Indemnification. (a) To the maximum extent allowed by law, the Contractor
    shall defend, indemnify, and save harmless Indemnitees from and against all Charges that arise in
    any manner from, in connection with, or out of this contract as a result of acts or omissions of the
    Contractor or subcontractors or anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them or anyone
    for whose acts any of them may be liable. In performing its duties under this subsection “a,” the
    Contractor shall at its sole expense defend Indemnitees with legal counsel reasonably acceptable
    to City. (b) Definitions. As used in subsections “a” above and “c” below — “Charges” means
    claims, judgments, costs, damages, losses, demands, liabilities, duties, obligations, fines,
    penalties, royalties, settlements, and expenses (included without limitation within “Charges” are
    (1) interest and reasonable attorneys’ fees assessed as part of any such item, and (2) amounts for
    alleged violations of sedimentation pollution, erosion control, pollution, or other environmental
    laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, or orders — including but not limited to any such alleged
    violation that arises out of the handling, transportation, deposit, or delivery of the items that are
    the subject of this contract). “Indemnitees” means City and its officers, officials, independent
    contractors, agents, and employees, excluding the Contractor (c) Other Provisions Separate.
    Nothing in this section shall affect any warranties in favor of the City that are otherwise provided
    in or arise out of this contract. This section is in addition to and shall be construed separately
    from any other indemnification provisions that may be in this contract. (d) Survival. This
    section shall remain in force despite termination of this contract (whether by expiration of the
    term or otherwise) and termination of the services of the Contractor under this contract. (e)
    Limitations of the Contractor’s Obligation. If this section is in, or is in connection with, a
    contract relative to the design, planning, construction, alteration, repair or maintenance of a
    building, structure, highway, road, appurtenance or appliance, including moving, demolition and
    excavating connected therewith, then subsection “a” above shall not require the Contractor to
    indemnify or hold harmless Indemnitees against liability for damages arising out of bodily injury
    to persons or damage to property proximately caused by or resulting from the negligence, in
    whole or in part, of Indemnitees.
    Sec. 13. Miscellaneous
    (a) Choice of Law and Forum. This contract shall be deemed made in Durham
    County, North Carolina. This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance
    with the law of North Carolina. The exclusive forum and venue for all actions arising out
    of this contract shall be the North Carolina General Court of Justice, in Durham County.
    Such actions shall neither be commenced in nor removed to federal court. This section
    shall not apply to subsequent actions to enforce a judgment entered in actions heard
    pursuant to this section.
    (b) Waiver. No action or failure to act by the City shall constitute a waiver of
    any of its rights or remedies that arise out of this contract, nor shall such action or failure
    to act constitute approval of or acquiescence in a breach thereunder, except as may be
    specifically agreed in writing.
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    (c) Performance of Government Functions. Nothing contained in this contract
    shall be deemed or construed so as to in any way estop, limit, or impair the City from
    exercising or performing any regulatory, policing, legislative, governmental, or other
    powers or functions.
    (d) Severability. If any provision of this contract shall be unenforceable, the
    remainder of this contract shall be enforceable to the extent permitted by law.
    (e) Assignment. Successors and Assigns. Without the City’s written consent,
    the Contractor shall not assign (which includes to delegate) any of its rights (including
    the right to payment) or duties that arise out of this contract. The City Manager may
    consent to an assignment without action by the City Council. Unless the City otherwise
    agrees in writing, the Contractor and all assignees shall be subject to all of the City’s
    defenses and shall be liable for all of the Contractor’s duties that arise out of this contract
    and all of the City’s claims that arise out of this contract. Without granting the
    Contractor the right to assign, it is agreed that the duties of the Contractor that arise out of
    (f) Compliance with Law. In performing all of the Work, the Contractor shall
    comply with all applicable law.
    (g) City Policy. THE CITY OPPOSES DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS
    OF RACE AND SEX AND URGES ALL OF ITS CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE A
    FAIR OPPORTUNITY FOR MINORITIES AND WOMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN
    THEIR WORK FORCE AND AS SUBCONTRACTORS AND VENDORS UNDER
    CITY CONTRACTS.
    (h) EEO Provisions. During the performance of this Contract the Contractor agrees
    as follows: (1) The Contractor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
    employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or
    belief, age, or handicap. The Contractor shall take affirmative action to insure that
    applicants are employed and that employees are treated equally during employment, without
    regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or
    handicap. Such action shall include but not be limited to the following: employment,
    upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment or advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay
    or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The
    Contractor shall post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for
    employment, notices setting forth these EEO provisions. (2) The Contractor shall in all
    solicitations or advertisement for employees placed by or on behalf of the Contractor; state
    that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
    race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or handicap. (3)
    The Contractor shall send a copy of the EEO provisions to each labor union or representative
    of workers with which it has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or
    understanding. (4) In the event of the Contractor’s noncompliance with these EEO
    provisions, the City may cancel, terminate, or suspend this contract, in whole or in part, and
    the City may declare the Contractor ineligible for further City contracts. (5) Unless
    exempted by the City Council of the City of Durham, the Contractor shall include these EEO
    provisions in every purchase order for goods to be used in performing this contract and in
    every subcontract related to this contract so that these EEO provisions will be binding upon
    such subcontractors and vendors.
    (i) SDBE. The Contractor shall comply with all applicable provisions of
    Chapter 26 of the Durham City Code (Equal Business Opportunities Ordinance), as
    amended from time to time. The failure of the Contractor to comply with that chapter
    shall be a material breach of contract which may result in the rescission or termination of
    this contract and/or other appropriate remedies in accordance with the provisions of that
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    chapter, this contract, and State law. The Participation Plan submitted in accordance with
    that chapter is binding on the Contractor. Section 26-10(f) of that chapter provides, in
    part, “If the City Manager determines that the Contractor has failed to comply with the
    provisions of the Contract, the City Manager shall notify the Contractor in writing of the
    deficiencies. The Contractor shall have 14 days, or such time as specified in the
    Contract, to cure the deficiencies or establish that there are no deficiencies.” It is
    stipulated and agreed that those two quoted sentences apply only to the Contractor’s
    alleged violations of its obligations under Chapter 26 and not to the Contractor’s alleged
    violations of other obligations.
    (j) Prompt Payment to Subcontractors. Within 7 days of receipt by the
    Contractor of each payment from the City under this contract, the Contractor shall pay all
    subcontractors (which term includes sub Contractors and suppliers) based on work
    completed or service provided under the subcontract. Should any payment to the
    subcontractor be delayed by more than 7 days after receipt of payment by the Contractor
    from the City under this contract, the Contractor shall pay the subcontractor interest,
    beginning on the 8th day, at the rate of 1% per month or fraction thereof on such unpaid
    balance as may be due. By appropriate litigation, Subcontractors shall have the right to
    enforce this subsection (a) directly against the Contractor, but not against the City of
    Durham. If the City’s Project Manager determines that it is appropriate to enforce this
    subsection (a), the City of Durham may withhold the sums estimated by the Project
    Manager to be sufficient to pay this interest from progress or final payments to the
    Contractor. (b) Nothing in this section shall prevent the Contractor at the time of
    invoicing, application, and certification to the City from withholding invoicing,
    application, and certification to the City for payment to the subcontractor for
    unsatisfactory job progress; defective goods, services, or construction not remedied;
    disputed work; third-party claims filed or reasonable evidence that such a claim will be
    filed; failure of the subcontractor to make timely payments for labor, equipment, and
    materials; damage to the Contractor or another subcontractor; reasonable evidence that
    the subcontract cannot be completed for the unpaid balance of the subcontract sum; or a
    reasonable amount for retainage not to exceed 10%. (c) The City’s Project Manager may
    require, as a prerequisite to making progress or final payments, that the Contractor
    provide statements from any subcontractors designated by the Project Manager regarding
    the status of their accounts with the Contractor. The statements shall be in such format as
    the Project Manager reasonably requires, including notarization if so specified.
    (k) No Third Party Rights Created. This contract is intended for the benefit of
    the City and the Contractor and not any other person.
    (l) Principles of Interpretation and Definitions. In this contract, unless the
    context requires otherwise: (1) The singular includes the plural and the plural the
    singular. The pronouns “it” and “its” include the masculine and feminine. References to
    statutes or regulations include all statutory or regulatory provisions consolidating,
    amending, or replacing the statute or regulation. References to contracts and agreements
    shall be deemed to include all amendments to them. The words “include,” “including,”
    etc. mean include, including, etc. without limitation. (2) References to a “Section” or
    “section” shall mean a section of this contract. (3) “Contract” and “Agreement,” whether
    or not capitalized, refer to this instrument. (4) Titles of sections, paragraphs, and articles
    are for convenience only, and shall not be construed to affect the meaning of this
    contract. (5) “Duties” includes obligations. (6) The word “person” includes natural
    persons, firms, companies, associations, partnerships, trusts, corporations, governmental
    agencies and units, and other legal entities. (7) The word “shall” is mandatory. (8) The
    word “day” means calendar day.
    (m) Modifications. Entire Agreement.. A modification of this contract is not
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    valid unless signed by both parties and otherwise in accordance with requirements of law.
    Further, a modification is not enforceable against the City unless the City Manager or a
    deputy or assistant City Manager signs it for the City. This contract contains the entire
    agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter of this contract. With
    respect to that subject matter, there are no promises, agreements, conditions,
    inducements, warranties, or understandings, written or oral, expressed or implied,
    between the parties, other than as set forth or referenced in this contract.
    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the City and the Contractor have caused this contract to be executed
    under seal themselves or by their respective duly authorized agents or officers.

    ATTEST:
    _______________________________ By: ____________________________
    ______________Title Warren Miller
    Partner
    Fountainworks, LLC
    CITY OF DURHAM
    ATTEST:
    ______________________________ By: _________________________________
    ______________ Clerk Thomas J. Bonfield
    City Manager
    City of Durham

    M.Dale Swiggett
    Pro Se Qui Tam Whistle Blower Relater
    P.O. Box 1384
    Graham, NC

    US Attorney General
    Loretta Lynch

    NC Attorney General
    Roy Copper

    US Surgeon General
    Dr. Vivek Murthy

    N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary
    Rick Brajer

    Mayor of Hillsborough
    Tom Stevens

    Hillsborough’s Lack of Fiduciary Responsibility in the Lake Jordan Partnership Water Shed and US Department of Interior Historic District to Maintain Water and Sewer Line Capacity and Testing for Lead and other Heavy Metals to Protect the Property Values of the Colonial Inn and the Hillsborough District

    Require the Town of Hillsborough to Test the Water for Lead and Heavy Metals and the Street Curb and Property Line of the Colonial Inn to Expose and Protect the US Department Interior Historic Hillsborough
    http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/lead/lhmp.html

    http://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/oet/docs/cit/ehsmod/EdNormanCIT-Online-NCChildhoodLeadPoisoningPrevention.pdf

    http://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/oet/docs/cit/ehsmod/EdNormanCIT-Online-NCChildhoodLeadPoisoningPrevention.pdf
    Legislator ‘appalled’ that NC schools haven’t tested for lead in water
    House bill would require all schools, child care facilities to conduct testing
    Drinking water supplies with elevated lead levels would be shut off
    Rep. Hager: ‘We have to make sure our children are protected’
    Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article86094637.html#storylink=cpy

    BY COLIN CAMPBELL
    ccampbell@newsobserver.com
    Schools and child care centers would be required to test their drinking water for lead under a bill moving forward in the N.C. House.
    House Majority Leader Mike Hager, a Rutherfordton Republican, sponsored the bill that could be on the House floor for a vote sometime this week.

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