The community, elected officials and county staff strive to work together on behalf of all of our citizens and visitors. 
At 954 sq. miles, Columbus County is the third largest county in North Carolina and is home to over 55,000 residents. 
Columbus County is famous for its small towns and friendly atmosphere.


Meeting Information

Beginning March 7, 2022, all meetings of the Columbus County Commissioners will be held in the Commissioners Chambers located on the 3rd Floor of 127 W. Webster St., Whiteville, NC, unless otherwise posted.

Next County Commissioner Meeting Tusday, March 21, 2022 6:30pm

           Approved Budget 2022-2023

Columbus County Live Meetings 

Past Agendas and Minutes


Press Release

March 30, 2023

Water Quality Issues & Boil Water Advisory


Local contractors will be completing maintenance work on one of the water lines of the Columbus County Public Water Supply System in Columbus County Water and Sewer District IV.  The areas affected include all customers from Old Lake Road to the Columbus County/Brunswick County line.  Due to local contractors reversing the flow of water throughout the system, customers may experience water quality issues such as cloudy water.  Customers that experience problems with cloudy water will need to contact the afterhours telephone number, 910-770-2158, to report concerns.  Staff will be working diligently to monitor potential issues that may arise.  It is recommended that water used for consumption after 2:00 AM on Friday, March 31, 2023, should be boiled for 24 hours.    


NOTICE: PFAS in Well Water Public Information Session

NOTICE: PFAS & Well Water Public Information Session
                 Well Sampling Flyer

NOTICE: DEQ to hold community meeting November 29 on the Lower Cape Fear River private well sampling

NOTICE: RFQ 2022-005 Engineering Services -- EDC

NOTICE: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Professional Engineering Services

NOTICE: RFQ for Engineering Services for AIA Grant for Water District III

NOTICE: RFQ for Engineering Services for AIA Grant for Water District III

NOTICE: RFQ for Engineering Services for Water System Improvements for Lakeland Village Subdivision


Upcoming Events

Columbus County Public Utilities

Water Quality Concerns


If you are a water customer with the Columbus County Public Water Supply System and you are experiencing water quality issues, such as discolored water or cloudy water, please contact the Columbus County Public Utilities Department as soon as possible to report your concerns. 

Business Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Harold Nobles, Director                                 910-642-2828     Ext. 603

Chris Nobles, Assistant Director                 910-642-2828     Ext. 602

Amanda Davis, Executive Assistant           910-642-2828     Ext. 601


If you are unable to reach the office staff directly, please leave a detailed message regarding your water quality concerns.  Please make sure that you include the Account Holder’s Name, Service Address, and a Contact Number so that staff can reach you regarding your water quality issues.


After Hours Service:

Monday through Friday

After 5:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays


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