Public Utilities Department

Last updated Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:30 am

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department provides water and sanitary sewer service to approximately 183,000 metered water and sewer customers and a service population of approximately 500,000 people in Raleigh, Garner, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon areas.

Mission: To provide safe, sustainable water services for our customers while protecting public health and contributing to the economic, environmental and social vitality of our communities.

Notices

Raleigh's Industrial Pretreatment Program has released its biannual newsletter.

City Increases Reward for Reporting Illegal Discharges/Dumping into the Sanitary Sewer System. View Brochure | View Poster | View Video

City releases 2013 Water Resources Assessment and Plan outlining near and long range water supply priorities. View Plan

City of Raleigh Official Utility Payment Locations are the only payment sites authorized to accept your payments. View Official Utility Payment Locations

Contact Information

919-996-4540  |  Fax 919-996-1866  |  email
One Exchange Plaza, 6th Floor
Director - John Carman

2014 Public Utilities Handbook

Handbook

The updated City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department Handbook is official—Effective January 21, 2014!

The Raleigh City Council approved the updates to the Handbook during the Jan. 21, 2014 City Council meeting.

The handbook can be reviewed at the following links:

Handbook (Pages 1 to 160)

Appendix A
Cross Connection Design Standards

Appendix B
Standard Water, Sewer and Reuse Details
Standard Water Detail Drawings
Standard Sewer Detail Drawings
Standard Reuse Detail Drawings

Appendix C
Water, Sewer, Reuse Permit Applications
Appendix D
Standard Notes and Signature Blocks
Appendix E
CORPUD Standard Operating Procedures
Appendix F
Private Water Permitting Scenarios

In the News - Raleigh's Public Utilities Department

City of Raleigh Partners With Conservancy to Protect Lands in Falls Lake Watershed
July, 2014

The City of Raleigh has contributed towards protecting a critical tract of land in the Falls Lake Watershed.

What's Inside This House?
WUNC.org, January 16, 2014

The ordinary-looking house on Wade Ave actually disguises a pump station for the City of Raleigh Public Utilities.

Raleigh Named 'Best Tasting Water in the State'
November 12, 2013

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department was awarded first place in the “Best Tasting Water” contest held at the 93rd North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA) Annual Conference.

Launch of the Value of Water Website
Value of Water Coalition, October 2013

New public education campaign designed to educate and raise public awareness around the value of water and the water industry.

Utility Billing

Washing sponge

Depending on whether you live in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Wake Forest, or another area, find out who you need to call for a new water account and meter.

Learn more about Utility Billing

Treatment Plants

Treatment Plant

The City of Raleigh owns and operates three wastewater treatment plants and two drinking water treatment plants in the City's utility service area which provide services to a population of approximately 500,000.

View Plant Information

Cross Connection Control Program

Cross Connection Control

Protecting the City's water supply by overseeing the installation, regulation, and testing of backflow assemblies installed between cross connections, backflow assemblies prevent contaminants from the consumer's property entering the water supply which could pose a health hazard or pollution of the water.

Learn more about Cross Connection Control Program

Water Conservation and Efficiency

Water Conservation

The City of Raleigh has initiated several programs to help educate our customers about the most water efficient technologies and to understand the City's mandatory conservation measures.

View water supply status and conservation stages

Learn more about water efficiency and conservation programs

Reuse Water System

Reuse Map

Reuse water (also known as reclaimed water, recycled water, or non-potable water) is highly treated wastewater that can be re-used for irrigation, pressure washing, vehicle washing, toilet flushing, or cooling towers, instead of being discharged into a waterway.

Reuse Newsletter [February 2014]

Learn more about Reuse Water System

Hydrant Meter Program

Hydrant

Hydrant Meter Rentals provide temporary potable water services to customers within the City’s service area through connection to fire hydrants.

Commercial and Residential customers must apply for a hydrant meter before using water from a fire hydrant for construction, landscaping, demolition, street cleaning, drinking fountains for public events and other approved uses.

Fees are based on the length of use, and billing for the hydrant meter(s) will occur one time per month.

Policy | Application

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy.

In this section you will find several plans and presentations that will help you better understand our department's mission and vision. Through the various tasks and initiatives outlined in these plans, we venture towards our goal of becoming a world-class utility service provider.

Learn more about Strategic Planning

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