City/County Utilities Division

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Division's primary responsibility is to collect, treat, and distribute water, waste water, and solid waste.

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The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Division is requesting comments on proposed new water and wastewater system development fees as required by N.C. General Statute 162A Article 8. System development fees are one-time charges assessed to recover a portion of the cost of water and sewer infrastructure to serve new customers.

Analysis and development of cost-justified water and wastewater system development fees was performed by Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. under contract to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Division, and are contained in a report posted on this page. (View system development fee document [pdf/10p])

Interested parties should read the report and then submit comments to Carolyn Smith, , and place "System Development Fee Comments" in the subject line of the email. Comments will be accepted through May 7, 2018.

If you have further questions concerning the above mentioned proposed water and wastewater system development fee information, please contact City Link at 336-727-8000.

Free Leaf Compost begins Friday, March 30, 2018. View details [pdf/2p]

The Archie Elledge Waste Water Treatment Plant received the 2017 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation & Maintenance Excellence Award, a highly sought-after regional honor. It recognizes the plant for outstanding operation and maintenance (O&M) efforts and for the best use of its resources. Learn more.

Team at Elledge plant

View groundwater presentation

View Water Quality presentation to council committee

Little Creek Outfall Improvement Project

Water and Sewer Rates

Solid Waste Landfill Operations Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2017

Landfill Operating Hours

Landfill Holiday Operating Hours for 2017-2018 [pdf/1p]

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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018
Utilities Division - March 19, 2018 The portion of Old Salisbury Road between West Clemmonsville Road and the roundabout at ...
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018
The City of Winston-Salem will offer free leaf compost to the public on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Friday,...
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018
Forsyth County will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in The Granary at WinMock located at...
Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017
Utilities Division - December 22, 2017 The Central Region of the N.C. Professional Wastewater Operators Committee selected t...

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