Stanly County Utilities (SCU) is responsible for the distribution of more than 1.5 million gallons of drinking water each day to more than 5832 homes, schools, churches and businesses in Stanly County. SCU operates as four water systems – Stanly County (west of Albemarle along Hwy 24-27 to Red Cross, Locust and Stanfield, south of Albemarle to Aquadale and Dennis Road, east of Albemarle along Hwy 740 toward Badin, and northeast of Albemarle in the Palestine and Palmerville communities), Greater Badin Water & Sewer District (town limits of Badin), Piney Point Water District (Piney Point community and the Fork Road community south of Norwood) and Stanly Water & Sewer Authority (east of the Albemarle city limits to Lake Tillery and Indian Mound Road, the Cottonville community and areas between Ridgecrest Road to Hwy 200 in the western part of the County). The water provided to County consumers is purchased from the City of Albemarle and the Town of Norwood. SCU staff ensures the County’s drinking water is of high quality and provides reliable service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. View water map.
SCU also operates 2 WWTP (wastewater treatment plants) and provides wastewater collection and treatment to over 700 customers with approximately 40 miles of collections mains. The two treatment facilities, one located in Badin and the other in Oakboro, together received and treated more than 360 million gallons of domestic, commercial and industrial wastewater from customers in the year 2016. These services promote public health and sanitation in these communities.
During 2016 Stanly County Utilities was involved in the following activities:
- Finished Part-A and began Part-B construction on Badin’s Complete Replacement of Water System Project – funding was obtained in 2013.
- Awarded 2.6 million dollars in loan funds to rehabilitate the West Stanly WWTP and the McCoy’s Creek pump station. Project will begin construction in 2017.
- Obtained more than 1 million dollars funding for the Airport Road Corridor Sewer Improvement Project. Construction began August 2, 2017.
SCU’s goal is to provide consistent, first-rate service to all County customers, promote economic development, and expand the system to reach more areas of the Stanly County’s citizens each year.
Residents and visitors of Stanly County are consistently served a safe, reliable supply of drinking water by compliant water systems.