Public Utilities - Water Department

The Columbus County Recycling Centers will be closed from Saturday, December 24, 2022, through Tuesday, December 27, 2022, to observe the holiday season with their families.  The Columbus County Recycling Centers will resume their normal operating schedules on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.


To become the recognized source for safe reliable drinking water and environmental protection for all citizens of Columbus County through a unified system.


To provide the highest quality of drinking water and wastewater services to its customers at the lowest possible cost while protecting the environment and maintaining its assets for a sustainable future.

Contact Us

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8:30a - 5:00p

205 Lee Avenue
Whiteville, NC  28472
(910) 642-2828 voice
(910) 642-1041 fax

Please contact this department for assistance with all issues except utility billing accounts. 

Harold Nobles

Chris Nobles
Assistant Director

Amanda Davis 
Executive Assistant

2021 Water Quality Reports


CodeRED® is a new Columbus County service by which County officials can notify residents by telephone about emergency situations or critical community alerts. The system is capable of sending messages only to people affected by a particular situation, or, in the case of a widespread emergency like a hurricane, to the entire population.