Approximately 85% of the rural area is served by central water systems. Duplin County is committed to providing rural water service to every area in the county. In 1988, the County Commissioners adopted a master water system plan showing water line sizes, plus well and elevated tank locations for a countywide system. This plan has served as the basis for the design and construction of six district systems. Each district is a separate unit of government created with the County Board of Commissioners serving as the governing board of each district. Each district has received funding from USDA Rural Development to construct preliminary phases which, when interconnected, provide a county regional water system.
The county is divided into seven districts which are Districts A, B, D, E, F and G. District C, in the southeast portion of the county, is operated by the Chinquapin Water Association, a private non-profit corporation. All ten municipalities in the county operate public water systems and are interconnected with the county regional system. Also, four of the six Interstate 40 Interchanges now have access to water.
There are no public wastewater treatment facilities in the rural portions of the county. However, seven of the county’s ten municipalities operate sewage disposal facilities. In addition, sewer will soon be extended from the Town of Magnolia off of Interstate 40 at Exit 373.
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