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Water Specific COVID-19 info:

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, Raleigh Water took action on March 12 by suspending water service disconnects due to non-payment, waiving late payment fees, and reconnecting accounts previously disconnected. Courtesy payment plans were also offered. Continuation of these actions is consistent with Governor Cooper’s Executive Order Number 124, which was issued on March 31. This Executive Order requires the following:

  • All disconnections of domestic residential water service for nonpayment are suspended for 60 days;
  • All fees for late payment for domestic residential water service shall be suspended for 60 days;
  • Information about the local government utility’s payment plan options shall be publicized to customers; and
  • The utility shall describe under what conditions an account will be reconnected.

Raleigh Water is in compliance with this Executive Order based on the actions previously implemented on March 12. While disconnections for non-payment have been temporarily discontinued, customers are encouraged to make monthly payments to avoid accumulating large balances. Since utility account balances are only deferred at this time, customers struggling to pay their utility bill in full are urged to request a payment plan. For information regarding payment plans, please call 919-996-3245 or visit our online utility payment page.

Raleigh Water remains committed to providing vital water and sewer services to our customers during this event.

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, now also known as Raleigh Water, provides water and sanitary sewer service to approximately 198,000 metered water and sewer customers and a service population of approximately 600,000 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.




Public Utilities Handbook

Raleigh Water has prepared  this handbook to summarize the policies, standards, and specifications of the Department.

Raleigh Water has the responsibility for operating, maintaining, repairing, replacing and expanding the water, sewer, and reuse systems of the City of Raleigh and the towns of Garner, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon and Wake Forest.

2014 Public Utilities Handbook


Material and Construction Standards

 Product Review Committee

Product Review Application