Public Works

Welcome to the Public Works Department.

Purpose

The Public Works Department’s purpose: develop and maintain the town’s infrastructure, buildings, grounds, and vehicular equipment, and provide specialized community services. 

Public Works operates in partnership with the community to develop and maintain its publicly owned physical assets. From treatment and distribution of water, and collection and treatment of sewer. 

Contact Us

Please contact the office at 910-743-4441 if you have a water, or sewer question or problem.

Bulk pick up

Bulk item pick up is the first Thursday of every month.  
The Town of Maysville will not pick up items left on the side of the road unless the items are first paid for at Town Hall. Please print and fill out this application, and submit to the Town Hall to have your items picked up.

CONTAIN IT, DON'T DRAIN IT

FATS, OILS AND GREASE (FOG)

Fats, Oils and Greases are found almost anywhere food is prepared, from restaurants to your home kitchen. About 30% of foods we eat contain grease, including meats, sauces, salad dressings, cookies, and others. 

FOG enters the Town of Maysville sanitary sewer lines through pipes that run from your house. When FOG is poured is immediately begins to harden which restricts the flow in the pipe.

Why this is a Problem

Grease is the main cause of sewer line blockages. These blockages are unhealthy to you and to the Town. When there is a blockage it can get backed up and spill over into nearby streets and businesses. These overflows are messy, costly, and a potential health threat. 

How does this affect me as a Customer?

Clogged Pipes are Expensive: Clogs can roughly cost $300-400 to jet sewer lines clogged with grease. 

Sewer Backups are Expensive: If FOG does enter the Town of Maysville’s sanitary sewer system and a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) occurs, the town will endure substantial fines from the state of North Carolina. Fines, repairs, and maintenance on the sanitary sewer system are increased costs for the Town of Maysville that could cause higher sewer rates for customers. 

Protect the Environment: Sewage line blockages due to grease are more than a nuisance, they pose a health to you and the environment. 

What you can do

After cooking a grease-heavy meal (such as fried food or burgers) make sure to wipe the pan out with paper towels to put in the trash. DO NOT wash it down the drain

Avoid using garbage disposals, as they contribute to grease buildup

DO NOT try to wash grease down the drain with hot water. Since all grease will eventually cool down and solidify, this doesn’t decrease the chance of clogs. It merely moves them further down the pipe.

Town Ordinance

SEC. 26-2.7. PROHIBITED DISCHARGES

IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO DISCHARGE OR CAUSE TO BE DISCHARGED ANY POLLUTANT OR WASTEWATER, WHICH WILL INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION AND/OR PERFORMANCE OF THE POTW(PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS). THESE GENERAL PROHIBITIONS APPLY TO ALL SUCH USERS OF THE POTW WHETHER OR NOT THE USER IS SUBJECT TO NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS, OR ANY OTHER NATIONAL, STATE, OR LOCAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS OR REQUIREMENTS. A USER MAY NOT DISCHARGE THE FOLLOWING SUBSTANCES TO THE POTW.  

(c) Solid or vicious substances which may cause obstruction to the flow in a sewer or other interference with the operation of the POTW (Publicly Owned Treatment Works) such as, but not limited to: floatable oil, garbage with particles greater than one-half inch in any dimension, animal guts or tissues, paunch manure, bones, hair, hides or fleshing, entrails, whole blood, feathers, ashes, cinders, sand, spent lime, stone or marble dust, metal, glass, straw, shavings, grass clippings, rags, spent grains, spent hops, waste paper, woo, plastic gas, tar, asphalt, residues from refining or processing of fuel or lubricating oil, mud or glass grinding or polishing wastes.