Enterprise Operations. Halifax County's enterprise operations are comprised of one department with two separate and distinct divisions: the Public Utilities Department is divided into the Water/Wastewater Division and the Solid Waste Division. With the exception of administrative staff, each division has separate staff and budget and operates independently from the other.
The Water/Wastewater Division is responsible for providing safe drinking water to approximately 17,000 rural county residents and the collection and disposal of wastewater from approximately 1,000 rural residents. Obviously, the water distribution system is much larger than the wastewater collection system. Water and wastewater rates are adjusted annually to ensure funds are available for repayment of debt and for daily operations and maintenance.
The Solid Waste Division is responsible for collection and disposal of household garbage for approximately 31,200 rural county residents. This is currently being done through a contract with Unity of the Carolinas. One county-owned, centrally located landfill and seven convenience sites are available to county residents free of charge. Operation and maintenance costs are paid via an annual collection and disposal fee charged to each rural household and tipping fees charged to commercial clients at the landfill and the County's transfer station.
Public Utilities Director:Greg GriffinSend E-MailPhone: (252) 583-1451Fax: (252) 593-5014
Hours of Operation:Public Utilities:8:30 am–5:00 pmMonday - Friday
County Landfill:8:00 am-4:00 pmMonday - Friday
Physical Address:Public Works Building26 N. King StreetHalifax, NC 27839
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 70Halifax, NC 27839