Duplin County Economic Development Commission



Duplin County is supplied with electrical power by Progress Energy, Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation, Four County Electric Membership Corporation, and Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation. Each of these companies should be contacted to retrieve utility rate schedules or cost analysis to meet your specific needs.

Duke Energy Progress

2637 Gum Branch Road

Jacksonville, NC 28540

1 (800) 452-2777

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation
4255 Alt US HWY 117 South / PO Box 130 / Dudley, NC 28333
(919) 735-2611 / (800) 548-4869

Four County Electric Membership Corporation
1822 NC Hwy. 53 West / Burgaw, NC 28425
Tel: (910) 259-.2171 / Fax: (910) 259-1860

Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation
259 Western Boulevard / Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 353-1940 / (800) 682-1515

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Natural Gas.

North Carolina Natural Gas Corporation has completed construction of 38 miles of 8" distribution pipeline, extending from Mount Olive (Wayne County) through Duplin County to Jacksonville (Onslow County). Natural gas is accessible to the towns of Calypso, Faison, Warsaw, Kenansville, and Beulaville.

Liquid petroleum gas and other petroleum products are widely available from a large number of area distributors.

Piedmont Natural Gas
4720 Piedmont Row Drive / Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
Post Office Box 33068 / Charlotte, North Carolina 28233
Telephone: (704) 364-3120

Commercial Contact for Duplin County
Ed Lyman
5520 Dillard Drive, Suite 240 / Cary, NC 27518
Tel: (919) 235-6005 / Fax: (919) 235-6168

For more information on Piedmont Natural Gas please visit:

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Water Service.

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.

Click here for Duplin County Water Information

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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.

Click here for current sewer information at Exit 373

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Derek Kelly
Market Development Manager
311 Hancock Street

New Bern, NC  28562
(252) 635-5138

(252) 378-8022

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