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 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, 2018 [pdf/1p]

Landfill Operating Hours

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


Latest News

Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018
Marketing and Communications - Oct. 12, 2018 Mayor Allen Joines has declared a state of emergency in Winston-Salem in the af...
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Utilities Division - Sept. 19, 2018 Some Utilities Division customers who live in downtown Winston-Salem and to the east of ...
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018
Utilities Division - Aug. 31, 2018 The closure of Somerset Drive, between Osborne and Seasons Chase roads, has been ext...
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018
Utilities Division - Aug. 24, 2018 Somerset Drive, between Osborne and Seasons Chase roads, will be closed to through traffi...

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