Columbus County Offices Will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

  • The Columbus County Public Utilities Department will be providing water to their customers as well as other municipalities during Hurricane Florence. However, we would like to remind everyone to be prepared prior to the storms arrival just in case any damages occur to the Public Water Supply System that is out of our control. The system is run with wells and tanks and during power outages we rely on generators to keep the system running. Although we will do our best to accommodate people during this massive storm, please keep in mind that the safety of our employees is our utmost concern. If you have a water emergency, please call 910-770-2158 and staff will assess the situation when it is safe to do so and will make all necessary repairs as soon as possible. Tinted water is possible due to changes in the direction of the flow of the system. The system is chlorinated and is not harmful by state standards; however, please make all necessary preparations prior to the arrival of Hurricane Florence.  (9/13/2018 10:00am)
  • Waste Industries Trash Pickup - Trash will NOT be picked up for the rest of the week. Services will resume when conditions are safe enough to do so. (9/12/2018 3:00pm)
  • Columbus County Offices will be CLOSED Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 12, 13 and 14, 2018 (9/11/2018 11:30am)
  • Shelters will Open at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - The Shelters are located at West Columbus, South Columbus, East Columbus, Guideway and Edgewood Elementary schools. (9/11/2018 4:30pm)
  • The Emergency Operations Center will open at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (9/11/2018 4:30pm)
  • Columbus County Transportation will close Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm due to Hurricane Florence. We will re-open as soon as conditions permit. (9/11/2018 3:00pm)
  • The Columbus County Animal Shelter Will Be Closed All Week Due To Hurricane Florence (9/10/2018 12:00pm)


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At 954 sq. miles, Columbus County is the third largest county in North Carolina and is home to 58,068 residents.
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