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Southern Outer Banks Water System

The Southern Outer Banks Water System (SOBWS) serves the potable water needs of several communities on the Currituck Outer Banks. These communities include:

The system was completed in May 2005 and currently serves over 3000 customers.

New Customers

New customers wishing to apply for service must complete and sign a Water User Agreement and Water Connection Application. Mail completed forms and impact fees to:

444 Maple Road

Maple, NC 27956

The impact fee is $6,000.00.

When we receive your forms and impact fee, we will send you a receipt and an authorization to connect to the system. Please allow at least two weeks from the date we receive your application for your meter to be installed.

You must contract with a plumber to install your service line from the meter to the house, disconnect the well water supply and connect your service line to the house plumbing. Your property management company may be of assistance in this regard.

If you retain your well for other water usage (sprinkler systems, pool, outdoor shower, etc.), your plumber should ensure that the plumbing is kept completely separate from the plumbing that carries County water. This is to prevent backflow and cross-contamination. If a cross-connection is found, the meter will be locked.

Existing Customers

Customers who have previously signed up and paid impact fees must have a signed Water User Agreement on file before connecting. Please contact the office if you require assistance with this document. If a connection is made without a signed water user agreement, the meter will be locked.

Before connecting to the water system, customers should verify that their meter has been installed. This can be done by a visual inspection of the meter box by the customer, plumber or property manager.

Billing Information

Bills are mailed according to the following schedule:

 24th of each month
- Whalehead Beach

3rd of each month
- Corolla Village
- Ocean Sands A-C
- Spindrift, Ocean Trail
- Villages at Ocean Hill
- Ocean Hill Section 1

9th of each month
- Ocean Sands D-J

10th of each month
- Pine Island

17th of each month
- Ocean Sands K-W

20th of each month
- Corolla Light
- Currituck Club
- Monteray Shores

In the event that the billing date falls on a weekend or holiday, bills will be mailed the following business day.

Contact Information

For administrative or billing questions, please contact:

Currituck County Water Department
Phone: 252-232-2769
Fax: 252-453-3721 

For technical questions, please contact:

Benjamin Carawan
SOBWS Superintendent
Phone: 252-453-2620
Fax: 252-453-2556
Email: Send Benjamin Carawan an email.

After Hours Emergencies

Call Currituck Central at 252-232-3732