Public Utilities Mascots
In 2014, the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department acquired two new mascots, Johnny the Running Toilet and Sir Water Raleigh to help with our outreach efforts.
Johnny The Running Toilet
Johnny the Running Toilet and his buddy, Sir Water Raleigh, joined the Public Utilities Department in August of 2014.
Even though everyone loves Johnny and his contagious smile, discovering that your home has a running toilet might cause you to frown.
A running (leaky) toilet can waste more than 200 gallons of water per day. That’s the equivalent of supplying water for five-minute showers for 25 people.
Johnny the Running Toilet’s mission is to make sure City of Raleigh Public Utilities customers know what steps they can take to prevent leaks at home, as well as what they can do to help conserve water resources.
Sir Water Raleigh
Sir Water Raleigh and his buddy, Johnny the Running Toilet, joined the Public Utilities Department in August of 2014.
Undoubtedly one of the hardest workers around, Sir Water Raleigh takes his job very seriously. He wants the City of Raleigh Public Utilities customers to know that he’s always there for them, day or night; rain or shine. He never misses a day of work!
Fire hydrants, such as Sir Water Raleigh help protect us against the threat of fire and that the pipes below our streets need constant attention to keep life-saving water flowing at the right pressure 24/7 without fail.
Aside from this important duty, Sir Water Raleigh plays a pivotal role in helping City workers flush the water system annually. In his spare time, he rents his services to provide temporary potable water for construction, landscaping, demolition, street cleaning, drinking fountains for public events and other approved uses.
Johnny and Sir Water love meeting people, however their participation at outdoor events has been suspended until cooler temperatures occur in the Fall. We apologize for any inconvenience.