How to Transfer Ownership of Private Water Systems

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department maintains the water distribution and sewer collection systems in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon.

However, privately owned water distribution and sewer collection mains exist inside the service area. These mains connect single family residential properties to the publicly owned system. Any repair and maintenance needed is the responsibility of the property owner.

If you would like more information about system requirements, please refer to the Public Utilities Handbook.

If you believe your system meets the qualifications and would like to request that the City of Raleigh consider taking ownership of your private water and/or sanitary sewer system, please contact Dale Utley at 919-996-5925 prior to submitting the application. The application can be submitted to:

City of Raleigh Public Utilities Water Distribution
Attn: Dale Utley
3304 Terminal Drive, Suite 300
Raleigh, N.C. 27604


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