A crew of 9 is responsible for the supervision, maintenance, integrity, and repair of approximately 87 miles of sanitary sewer mains, 82 miles of water transmission mains, 600 fire hydrants, 4,000 water connections, and 3,400 sewer connections. Crew leaders must be State Certified in Collection Systems Operation and Backflow/and Cross-Connection prevention. Click here for a list of State Certified Operators.”
The Division's daily routine involves fixing water leaks, clearing blocked sewer lines, making new connections to the system, meter repair and reading, hydrant flushing and pressure testing, and the supervision of roadway utility cuts. Associated staffing conducts monthly bacteriological sampling of drinking water at random locations throughout the city. In addition, periodic tests are performed searching for line breaks, cross connections, etc., in the city's sewer mains.
This operation is a 24 hour per day and 7 days per week detail. Telephone calls made to the City at any time of the day will generally have an employee response in a matter of minutes. For after hour emergencies call 910-592-1151.
As a utility owner, we share the street right-of-way with several other agents and we make all efforts to protect each other. At any given location in the City you may find an area the size of a table top where electric, natural gas, telephone, cable TV, water and sewer utilities are all present underground. Please call 1-800-632-4949 before you dig.