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WATER SERVICE (910) 628-9766 Ext. 213


2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2016 Sewer Annual Report

Residential Water Application (PDF)

Commercial Water Application (PDF)

Back Door Garbage Service Application (PDF)

Zoning Permit Application (PDF)

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Waste Management Recycling "Do's and Don'ts"

Flusher Truck

The Fairmont Public Works Department tests out the town's
brand new sewer flusher truck.

Joyce Thompson, Water Collections Clerk

The Water Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of being closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

* An application has to be completed in its entirety with proof of identification and social security card.

* Premises must be inspected for housing code violations prior to water connection. Inspection is generated by payment of deposit. Deposit fees: homeowners—$75.00; tenants—$150.00. Businesses require a fire inspection ($50.00) before operation can begin.

* Water meters are read on the 12th of each month. Bills are mailed before the 25th of each month and are due by the 10th of the following month.

* A $10.00 late fee is added to the bill after the 10th of each month. If the bill is not paid by the 20th of each month, water will be disconnected and a reconnect fee will be charged as follows:

(a) $35.00 if (1) the request for service is made before 3:30 on a workday for Town employees (in which case service will be restored that day) or (2) the party requesting service is willing to wait for service for as long as the end of the next workday for Town employees; or,

(b) $50.00 fee if the request is for service to be restored on the day of the request and the request is made after 3:30 on a workday for Town employees: or

(c) $75.00 fee if the request is for service to be restored on a non- workday for Town employees (a Town holiday or a Saturday or Sunday).

* Failure to pay a water bill three times within a six-month period will require an additional deposit—$30.00 for homeowners and $60.00 for renters.

* Bank draft is available to customers.

* Tap Fees: Water—$550.00—Sewer $500.00 plus cost for distance over 35 feet.

*Penalty for meter tampering is $200.00.


$21.28 - First 2,000 Gallons Water
$25.43 - First 2,000 Gallons Sewer
$17.23 - Sanitation Charge per Household
$63.94 - Minimum Bill

* Each Additional Thousand Gallons of Water is $2.08 and each Additional Thousand Gallons of Sewer is $2.29.

* Double Water and Sewer Rates for Out of Town Residents


The water department requires seven (7) days notice on intent to disconnect. A request can be verbal or written.

SOLID WASTE PICKUP (910) 628-0064

Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Director: Ronnie Seals, 910-628-0064

* Garbage and limbs and leaves pickups are billed on your water bill as one item.

* Garbage pickup is once a week on Tuesdays.

* Garbage should be placed in the 90-gallon container provided by Waste Management and placed outside by the street. Containers should be placed out early in the morning or the night before.

* If you have a broken garbage container, please call Joyce Thompson at 910-628-9766, ext. 213 to order a replacement.

* Any additional items such as furniture, carpet, etc. will be added to your water bill except during special “clean-up” weeks.

* Waste Management will pick up yard debris starting on Monday and finishing on Tuesday, so it is advised to have all yard debris out by Monday morning.

*Limbs shall not exceed 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter and must be placed in one pile at the curb or in front of residence

* Limbs and leaves should not be mixed together. Leaves must be left loose, not in bags, at the curb or front of residence for the leaf vacuum machine.

* Private landscape companies and individuals are responsible for the disposal of yard debris they generate.

* If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about your garbage and yard debris service, please call Waste Management at 910-738-2294.


* City and County taxes on real property should be listed in January. Listing forms can be obtained from the Robeson County Tax Department (910) 671-3060. Senior citizen discounts are based on age and income. If you feel you are eligible, pleae contact the County Tax Office at (910) 628-671-3061 prior to June 1. The information you will need to apply is a signed and filled out application, proof of income (SSA 1099, W2 form), Disablity form must be signed by medical doctor, and copy of birth certificate or driver's license.

* The current property tax rate is 73 cents per hundred dollar valuation.

* Any building, health hazard, dangerous conditions or suspected code violation should be reported to the Codes Officer at (910) 628-9766, ext. 217.

* A Zoning Permit is required for any repairs, alterations, additions or new construction that will exceed $500 and is obtained through the Codes Officer. The zoning permit costs $35. Also, be advised that the State requires a Robeson County Building Inspections permit for certain repairs and construction. You can reach the Robeson County Zoning and Planning Department by calling 910-272-6521.

* Reservations for the Heritage Center, Fire Hall and Community Park should be made through the recreation department, 628-9883.

*Contact information for other residential services:

AT&T new residential service 1-888-757-6500 repair 1-877-737-2478

Spectrum Cable 910-738-2427

Duke Energy Customer Service 1-800-452-2777 Power Outages 1-800-419-6356

Waste Management 910-738-2294

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