Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems

Watering Your Landscaping

Customers who water their lawns frequently may choose to pay for a second, irrigation-only water meter. The drinking water flowing through an irrigation meter is separated from the water that enters the home.  Since water diverted for irrigation does not pass through the home’s plumbing system, customers pay only water and not sewer charges.

To apply for a second meter for irrigation, contact:

  1. Development Services

Some customers west of N.C. 55 have access to the town’s Reclaimed Water system. This system uses treated wastewater for irrigation and certain other non-drinking purposes.

Customers may also water landscaping with hoses or sprinklers attached to their household plumbing system. Restrictions on usage of drinking water for irrigation may be enacted during drought.