Water & Sewer Service

 

MOORE COUNTY
Moore County Public Utilities (MCPU) supplies water and wastewater service to various Moore County customers.  MCPU is part of the Moore County Public Works Department.

>> Water:

  • Moore County Public Utilities provides water service to approximately 13,200 residential and business customers.  Service areas include Addor, East Moore district, Hyland Hills, Pinehurst, Seven Lakes, Vass, the Carolina (near Whispering Pines), High Falls, and West Moore near Robbins.  Water lines vary in size from 2 to 20 inches depending on the location.
  • Average water demands total 2.7 million gallons per day (mgd), and maximum day demands are 4.69 mgd.
  • Water supplies include 20 wells in Pinehurst and Seven Lakes which draw water from the Middendorf aquifer, and water purchased from Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Robbins, Chatham County, and Harnett County.  Available 24 hour water capacity from all sources is 6.6 mgd.  MCPU currently has 2.3 mgd of potable water storage capacity.
  • For Pinehurst, water is produced from local wells and purchased from Southern Pines, Aberdeen, and the East Moore Water District.  The Pinehurst average daily demand is about 1.8 mgd.
  • For the East Moore Water District, fully treated surface water is purchased from Harnett County with a current maximum of 3.0 million gpd.  The source water is the Cape Fear River.  Average daily demand is 237,000 gallons per day (gpd).
  • For the Vass area, Public Utilities purchases fully treated surface water from the East Moore Water District.  Average daily demand is 88,000 gpd.
  • For the Hyland Hills area, Public Utilities purchases fully treated surface water from the East Moore Water District.  Average daily demand is 27,000 gpd.
  • For Seven Lakes, 3 local wells produce water and a booster pump station pumps treated drinking water from Pinehurst to Seven Lakes.  Additional finished water storage capacity is 300,000 gallons in Seven Lakes.  The system has an average daily demand of 430,000 gpd.
  • The projected average daily demand for 2030 is 3.75 mgd, and maximum day demand is projected at 6.41 mgd.

>> Sewer:

  • MCPU provides wastewater service to approximately 8,000 customers primarily in Pinehurst and Vass.
  • The wastewater collection system includes 43 pumping stations.  Gravity sewers range in size from 8-inch to 18-inch diameters.
  • The flow is transported to the plant by the large diameter interceptor sewer pipe, ranging in size from 18 inches to 48 inches.

For more information:
Moore County Public Utilities
Randy Gould, PE, Public Works Director
5227 Highway 15-501
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: 910-947-6315

 

TOWN OF ABERDEEN

  • Water is supplied to the Town of Aberdeen through 16 groundwater deep wells and purchases from the Town of Southern Pines, with a total 12-hour yield of 1.83 million gpd.  Finished water storage capacity is 1.3 million gallons.  Average daily demand is 986,000 gpd.  Currently, 2% of Aberdeen’s total water use is from industrial consumers.  Depending on the location, sizes of the water lines range from 2 to 14 inches in diameter.
  • Aberdeen’s Sewer Distribution System can currently handle flow up to 700,000 gallons per day (gpd).  Aberdeen’s system feeds to the Moore County Public Utilities treatment facility and consists mainly of 8-inch collection lines.

For more information:
Town of Aberdeen Public Works

Rickie Monroe, Public Works Director
PO Box 785
Aberdeen, NC 28315-0785
Phone: 910-944-7012

 
 
TOWN OF CAMERON

  • Cameron’s water supply consists of 5 groundwater deep wells with a total 12-hour yield of 140,000 gpd. Finished water storage capacity is 100,000 gallons. Average daily demand is 33,000 gpd. Water lines range from 2 to 8 inches in diameter.
  • Sewer is not available in Cameron.

For more information:
Town of Cameron

Davis Reynolds, Water Operator
PO Box 248
Cameron, NC 28326
Phone: 910-245-3212

 

TOWN OF CARTHAGE

  • The Town of Carthage’s Water Treatment Plant uses a Continuous Microfiltration System that can easily be expanded for residential and business customers as Carthage grows.
  • Carthage’s water source is Nick’s Creek. The Water Plant currently has a 1.0 million gpd capacity. Finished water storage capacity, using 4 storage tanks, is 1.372 million gallons. Average daily demand is 350,000 gpd. Depending on the location, water lines are 2, 6, 8 or 12 inches in diameter.
  • Sewer service is available in Carthage. The Town uses a lagoon, which collects approximately 111,000 gallons per day (gpd). Sewer lines are 6 or 8 inches, and sewer taps are 4 inches. The wastewater is pumped from the lagoon to the Moore County Public Utilities treatment facility.

For more information:
Town of Carthage Public Works

Rocky Davis, Public Works Director
4396 Highway 15-501
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: 910-947-5041

 
 
FOXFIRE VILLAGE

  • Water is supplied to Foxfire Village from 6 groundwater deep wells with a total 12-hour yield of 120,000 gpd. Finished water storage capacity is 200,000 gallons. Average daily demand is 51,000 gpd.
  • Sewer is not available in Foxfire Village.

For more information:
Foxfire Village Water Department

David  McKew, Water Superintendent
2145 Foxfire Road, Suite 12
Foxfire Village, NC 27281
Phone: 910-295-5107

 

TOWN OF PINEBLUFF

  • The Town of Pinebluff’s water supply consists of 4 groundwater deep wells with a total 12-hour yield of 580,000 gpd. Finished water storage capacity is 300,000 gallons. Average daily demand is 99,000 gpd.
  • Sewer service is not available to residents living within Pinebluff’s town limits.

For more information:
Town of Pinebluff

Stephen Minks, Public Works Director
PO Box 367
Pinebluff, NC 28373-0367
Phone: 910-281-3124

 

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST

  • The Village of Pinehurst’s water is supplied through Moore County Public Utilities. The water comes from 20 groundwater deep wells, with a total 12-hour yield of 1.69 million gpd. Finished water storage capacity is 2.3 million gallons. Average daily demand is 1.84 million gpd.
  • Sewer in Pinehurst is handled through Moore County Public Utilities. The majority of this system consists of 8-inch lines.

For more information:
Pinehurst Public Services

Walter Morgan, Director
700 E. McCaskill Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: 910-295-5021

 
 
TOWN OF ROBBINS

  • The Reservoir of Bear Creek and Cabin Creek is the water source for the Town of Robbins, in addition to surface water purchased from Montgomery County (Yadkin & Pee Dee Rivers). Maximum capacity is 1.5 million gallons per day (mgd). Water storage consists of (1) 100,000-gallon elevated tank and (2) 300,000-gallon elevated tanks. Average daily demand is 263,000 gpd. Depending on the location, water lines range in size from 2 to 12 inches in diameter.
  • The Sewer System for Robbins is an extended aeration facility with a design capacity of 1.3 mgd. Depending on the location, the sewer lines range in size from 4 to 12 inches in diameter.

For more information:
Town of Robbins Public Works

Tommy Gibbons, Supervisor
PO Box 296
Robbins, NC 27325-0296
Phone: 910-948-3063

 
 
TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES

  • The Town of Southern Pines’ source of water is Drowning Creek. The Town’s water plant has a capacity of producing 11.0 million gpd, but is limited to a maximum of 8.0 million gpd from Drowning Creek under its current permit.  The Town has 3 wells with a total 12-hour yield of 1.38 million gpd.  Finished water storage capacity is 5.5 million gallons.  Average daily demand is 3.01 million gpd.  Water lines are a maximum of 18 inches in diameter depending on the location.
  • Southern Pines operates and maintains a wastewater collection system that flows to Moore County’s Public Utilities system near Pinebluff.  Main lines range from 6″ to 24″ in diameter.

For more information:
Town of Southern Pines Water & Sewer

Ron Istre, Utilities Superintendent
140 Memorial Park Court
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-692-1983

 

VILLAGE OF WHISPERING PINES

  • The Village of Whispering Pines purchases its water from a private company, Utilities Inc. (1-800-525-7990).  Utilities Inc. purchases the water from the Town of Southern Pines and resells it to residential and commercial users. Fees charged are based on actual consumption.
  • Sewer is not available in Whispering Pines.

For more information:
Village of Whispering Pines Public Works

Bob Kissinger, Public Works Director
12 Hardee Lane
Whispering Pines, NC 28327
Phone: 910-949-3117

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