PUBLIC WORKS - WATER
Regular Business Hours: 8am to 5pm
Contact Town of Murphy Waterworks
After Hours: Cherokee County E-911 Communications: 828-835-3144
After Hours: Monday - Friday 5pm -8am
After Hours Weekends: 5pm Friday through 8am Monday
The Town of Murphy owns and operates a water distribution system which supplies water to customers within the city limits and the surrounding area. The Hiwassee River is the source for The Town of Murphy Water Treatment Plant; the plant has a rated treatment capacity of 2.0 million gallons per day (MGD) but on average pumps .750 MGD. The Town's Water Distribution system consists of approximately 66 miles of water lines ranging in size from 2-inch to 16-inch. The distribution system has 5 Pressure Zones; Texana, Casino, Fain Mountain, Poorhouse Mountain, and Murphy Proper/Peachtree. The Texana zone is fed by a Pump Station located on Texana Road and is utilized to fill the Texana Tank (100,000 gallons). The Casino Pump Station is located east of Town near the entrance to the recently constructed casino development. This pump station is utilized to fill the casino water storage tank, which is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). The Town owns and operates the pump station and water line up to the casino property, and the EBCI owns and maintains the water storage tank and all water lines within the casino development property. The Fain Mountain Zone is fed by a booster pump station located at the Texana tank and pumps up the mountain to two 1000 gallon tanks. The Poorhouse Mountain zone is fed by a booster pumps station on Poor house Mountain road up to the Poor House Mountain Tank (30,000 gallons) . The Murphy/Peachtree Zone is pumped to by the High Service pumps at the Water Treatment Plant and the zone is created by three 500,000 gallon tanks. The Tanks include Pleasant Valley Tank, The Posey Mountain Tank, and Peachtree Tank. The Water Treatment Plant has a 500,000 gallon clearwell, bringing the Town's total main storage to 2.13 million gallons of available potable water. Nathan Crubaugh is the Town's Water Treatment Plant Supervisor. Mr. Crubaugh holds the highest State Certifications for North Carolina in Surface Treatment and Distribution which is A-surface and A- distribution.
The Town serves approximately 4,700 people and operates under permit # NC0120010.
Public Works Contact Information
Joseph Stillwell is the Town's Public Works Director. Mr. Stillwell is responsible for the planning, organizing and directing the operations of the collections and distribution systems; which includes over 60 miles of water lines, several water booster stations, over 30 miles of sewer lines and 15 sewer lift stations. Mr. Stillwell also manages the Town's solid waste collection program and street maintenance responsibilities.
Mr. Stillwell is a former superintendent of Stillwell Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Sylva, NC. Mr. Stillwell has directed and completed numerous water/sewer projects for the Town of Franklin, Town of Clayton, Town of Murphy, Town of Highlands, and other utilities.
To contact Mr. Stillwell:
Phone: 828-837-2510, ext. 5.
Nathan Crubaugh is the Town's Water Treatment Plant Supervisor. Mr. Crubaugh holds the highest State Certifications for North Carolina in Surface Treatment and Distribution, which are A-surface and A- distribution.
Mr. Crubaugh can be reached at 828-837-2913
Tyler White is the Wastewater Treatment Plant ORC. Mr. White holds a Grade III wastewater operator's license, and a collections II license.
Mr. White can be reached at 828-837-5035
|TOWN OF MURPHY WATER AND SEWER RATES 2020 - 2021|
|INSIDE CITY RATES
INSIDE MINIMUM BILL $20.60
INSIDE MINIMUM BILL $33.80
|FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$6.87 PER/UNIT||FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$11.27 PER/UNIT|
|3,001 - 999,999,999 UNITS @||$3.70 PER/UNIT||3,001 - 10,000 UNITS @||$4.60 PER/UNIT|
|10,001 - ABOVE @||$2.15 PER/UNIT|
|Minimum sewer - 3,000 gallons||$12.00||Minimum sewer - 3,000 gallons||$12.00|
|SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,001||$2.50 PER/UNIT||SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,001||$2.50 PER/UNIT|
|OUTSIDE CITY RATES
OUTSIDE MINIMUM BILL $41.20
OUTSIDE MINIMUM BILL $67.60
|FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$13.74 PER/UNIT||FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$22.54 PER/UNIT|
|3,001 - 999,999,999 UNITS @||$7.15 PER/UNIT||3,001 - 10,000 UNITS @||$9.20 PER/UNIT|
|10,001 - & ABOVE @||$4.30 PER/UNIT|
|Minimum sewer - 3,000 gallons||$24.00||Minimum sewer 3,000 gallons||$24.00|
|SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,000 gallons @||$5.00 PER/UNIT||SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,000 gallons@||$5.00 PER/UNIT|
|POOR HOUSE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
MINIMUM BILL $45.20
|SMALL BUSINESS GARBAGE $8.00 per month|
|FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$15.07 PER/UNIT||
$2.50 for 3,000 gallons sewer
|3,001 - 999,999||$7.30 PER/UNIT|
|$.625 cents per 1,000 gallons for 3,001 and above|
|DEPOSIT FEE||RECONNECT FEES||DUMPING FEES|
|Minimum Bill for Two Months (Renters Only)
Homeowners must show copy of deed
|Inside - $50.00 Outside - $75.00
After 5pm - $50.00 additional fee
|$0.10 Cents per gallon inside
$0.12 Cents per gallon outside
|RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 2020||***UNITS = GALLONS|
|WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION CHARGES 2020 - 2021|
|Water Only||Inside City Paved||Outside City Paved|
|SEWER CONNECTION CHARGES|
|Sewer Only||Inside City Paved||Outside City Paved|
|4 to 6 Inch||$1,350.00||$1,550.00|
|8 Inch and above a QUOTE will be made upon request.|
|Applied to each tap|
|0 - 3 Feet||$0.00|
|4 - 6 Feet||$100.00|
|7 - 9 Feet||$500.00|
|10 - 12 Feet||$500.00|
|13 Feet and Above||P.O.R.|
|1. Push under road or driveway – all cost to be borne by customer.
2. All meters & materials used to make connection remain property of City.
3. Cost of replacing old water & sewer service to be borne by property owner.
4. Any connection charges not listed above will be quoted at time of request.
5. Payment for connection charges to be paid in ADVANCE.
6. Water deposit to be paid prior to service.
7. When placing water & sewer service, if costs exceed the amount above, the costs shall be charged to the customer.
8. Sewer can be placed only if the customer has water service.
9. Water & sewer service requires check valves and back-flow prevention at customer’s expense.
COST RECOVERY FEES
|In addition to the above tap fees, the cost recovery fee is as follows:|
|Connection Size (inches)||Max Flow gpm||Water Inside||Water Outside||Sewer Inside||Sewer Outside|
|Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Murphy on June 24, 2020|