Important Updates

Staff is currently working through logistics with Waste Industries regarding the company’s taking over trash and recycling collection for the Town of Beaufort. In an effort to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible, it has been decided to wait until April before transferring that service completely to Waste Industries. A firm date will be announced in mid-March. In the meantime, Public Works will continue to collect household waste on Mondays, recycling on Tuesdays and yard and bulk items on Wednesdays. We will continue to seek public input in the coming weeks. Please email any concerns, questions or suggestions to Public Information Officer Jennifer Allen at

Talk Trash” with a representative from Waste Industries will be held 4-6 p.m. Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. March 8 and 4-6 p.m. March 22 in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St. Citizens are encouraged to come and ask any questions they have about the new trash collection process. If you can't make these informal meetings, you can check out this film made in Hillsborough that shows how easy the carts are to handle and where to place properly for pick up.

Ricks Avenue is closed to through traffic until further notice due to a failed 36" culvert, which has caused a sink hole in the roadway. Crews are currently being scheduled for repairs. Updates will be provided as they become available. Contact Town Hall at 252-728-2141 for more details.

Beaufort Public Utilities Department works to ensure that the Town has clean, potable water for municipal, commercial, and residential use and that waste is transported and treated effectively and efficiently.

The department maintains a high degree of environmentally conscious water sewer, and wastewater treatment methods in order to preserve water quality for Beaufort’s residents and visitors.

Additionally, employees are on call 24/7 for various emergencies involving the water, sewer and wastewater systems of the Town of Beaufort.

The Public Utilities Department is responsible for a multitude of duties in Town including:
• Routine water meter readings
• maintaining high water quality and potable water
• Performing water and sewer connections to homes and businesses
• Performing preventative and recurring maintenance of water lines, sewer lines, and lift stations
• Treatment and redistribution of wastewater
• The storage and disposal of waste generated by the treatment of wastewater


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Message from the Director

It is our goal at the Town of Beaufort Public Utilities Department to provide our customers with an outstanding level of service and to ensure that Beaufort residents have a continuous supply of high quality water and sanitary sewer service.

The Utilities Department provides services to over 4,000 residents. We service over 3,400 water and sewer connections. We maintain 20 sewer pump stations. The collections system consists of more than twenty miles of 6-inch to 12-inch gravity mains, approximately 4.3 miles of 4-inch to 12-inch force mains, and associated laterals located within the entire corporate limits of Beaufort.

Recent improvements within the Utility Department’s infrastructure include the rehabilitation of part of the sewer collection system and the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility, which replaced the original wastewater treatment plant. In addition to the improvements to the sewer and wastewater processes, the Utilities Department was able to secure future potable water needs by constructing two new wells and raw water mains.

Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you. Please let us know if we can be of assistance.

Donovan H. Willis
Public Utilities Director