Public Utilities Department
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.
The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department will begin smoke testing sewer mains in portions of the Upper Pigeon House Drainage Basin on September 10.
- View Overall Map of Test Area
- September 17 Test Area
- September 18 & 19 Test Area
- September 20 Test Area
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
2014 Public Utilities 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)
Cross Connection Design Standards
Standard Water, Sewer and Reuse Details
Standard Water Detail Drawings
Standard Sewer Detail Drawings
Standard Reuse Detail Drawings
Water, Sewer, Reuse Permit Applications
Standard Notes and Signature Blocks
CORPUD Standard Operating Procedures
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
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.
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
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
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
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.Learn more about water efficiency and conservation programs
Reuse Water System
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]
Hydrant Meter Program
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.
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