PUBLIC WORKS - SEWER
Regular Business Hours: 8am to 5pm
Contact Town of Murphy
After Hours: Cherokee County E-911 Communications: 828-835-3144
After Hours: Monday - Friday 5pm -8am
After Hours Weekends: 5pm Friday through 8am (Monday)
The Town of Murphy's wastewater collection system is compromised of approximately 24 miles of gravity sewer lines ranging from 4-inch to 16-inch diameter, and approximately ten (10) miles of sewer force mains ranging in size from 4-inch to 12-inch diameter. There are 15 sewer pump stations in the system, including the No.1 Pump Station, which pumps the entire sewer flow collected to the Town's Wastewater Treatment Plant located on Payne Street across the Hiwassee River. The oldest sections of the sewer system are in the downtown area. These sewer lines were constructed in the 1910s utilizing vitrified clay pipe and brick manholes.
The original wastewater treatment plant was constructed in 1966 and was upgraded in 1987; some of the basins from this construction are still in use. In 2002 the Town completed an expansion of the wastewater treatment plant to convert the facility to a 1.4 million gallon per day sequencing batch reactor plant, and also added influent screening and a sludge dewatering facility. Additional improvements to the plant were made in 2012 to improve operations during peak wet weather flow events.
Tyler White is the Wastewater Treatment Plant ORC. Mr. White holds a Grade III wastewater operator's license, and a collections II license. Mr. White can be reached at 828-837-5035.
The Town of Murphy discharges into the Hiwassee River. The Town's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit # is NC0020940.
PUBLIC WORKS CONTACT INFORMATION
Joseph Stillwell is the Town's Public Works Director. Mr. Stillwell is responsible for the planning, organizing and directing the operations of the collections and distribution systems; which includes over 60 miles of water lines, several water booster stations, over 30 miles of sewer lines and 15 sewer lift stations. Mr. Stillwell also manages the Town's solid waste collection program and street maintenance responsibilities.
Mr. Stillwell is a former superintendent of Stillwell Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Sylva, NC. Mr. Stillwell has directed and completed numerous water/sewer projects for the Town of Franklin, Town of Clayton, Town of Murphy, Town of Highlands, and other utilities.
To contact Mr. Stillwell:
Phone: 828-837-2510, ext. 5.
Nathan Crubaugh is the Town's Water Treatment Plant Supervisor. Mr. Crubaugh holds the highest State Certifications for North Carolina in Surface Treatment and Distribution, which are A-surface and A- distribution.
Mr. Crubaugh can be reached at 828-837-2913
Tyler White is the Wastewater Treatment Plant ORC. Mr. White holds a Grade III wastewater operator's license, and a collections II license.
Mr. White can be reached at 828-837-5035
|TOWN OF MURPHY WATER AND SEWER RATES 2020 - 2021|
|INSIDE CITY RATES
INSIDE MINIMUM BILL $20.60
INSIDE MINIMUM BILL $33.80
|FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$6.87 PER/UNIT||FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$11.27 PER/UNIT|
|3,001 - 999,999,999 UNITS @||$3.70 PER/UNIT||3,001 - 10,000 UNITS @||$4.60 PER/UNIT|
|10,001 - ABOVE @||$2.15 PER/UNIT|
|Minimum sewer - 3,000 gallons||$12.00||Minimum sewer - 3,000 gallons||$12.00|
|SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,001||$2.50 PER/UNIT||SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,001||$2.50 PER/UNIT|
|OUTSIDE CITY RATES
OUTSIDE MINIMUM BILL $41.20
OUTSIDE MINIMUM BILL $67.60
|FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$13.74 PER/UNIT||FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$22.54 PER/UNIT|
|3,001 - 999,999,999 UNITS @||$7.15 PER/UNIT||3,001 - 10,000 UNITS @||$9.20 PER/UNIT|
|10,001 - & ABOVE @||$4.30 PER/UNIT|
|Minimum sewer - 3,000 gallons||$24.00||Minimum sewer 3,000 gallons||$24.00|
|SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,000 gallons @||$5.00 PER/UNIT||SEWER PER 1,000 OVER 3,000 gallons@||$5.00 PER/UNIT|
|POOR HOUSE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
MINIMUM BILL $45.20
|SMALL BUSINESS GARBAGE $8.00 per month|
|FIRST 3,000 UNITS @||$15.07 PER/UNIT||
$2.50 for 3,000 gallons sewer
|3,001 - 999,999||$7.30 PER/UNIT|
|$.625 cents per 1,000 gallons for 3,001 and above|
|DEPOSIT FEE||RECONNECT FEES||DUMPING FEES|
|Minimum Bill for Two Months (Renters Only)
Homeowners must show copy of deed
|Inside - $50.00 Outside - $75.00
After 5pm - $50.00 additional fee
|$0.10 Cents per gallon inside
$0.12 Cents per gallon outside
|RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 2020||***UNITS = GALLONS|
|WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION CHARGES 2020 - 2021|
|Water Only||Inside City Paved||Outside City Paved|
|SEWER CONNECTION CHARGES|
|Sewer Only||Inside City Paved||Outside City Paved|
|4 to 6 Inch||$1,350.00||$1,550.00|
|8 Inch and above a QUOTE will be made upon request.|
|Applied to each tap|
|0 - 3 Feet||$0.00|
|4 - 6 Feet||$100.00|
|7 - 9 Feet||$500.00|
|10 - 12 Feet||$500.00|
|13 Feet and Above||P.O.R.|
|1. Push under road or driveway – all cost to be borne by customer.
2. All meters & materials used to make connection remain property of City.
3. Cost of replacing old water & sewer service to be borne by property owner.
4. Any connection charges not listed above will be quoted at time of request.
5. Payment for connection charges to be paid in ADVANCE.
6. Water deposit to be paid prior to service.
7. When placing water & sewer service, if costs exceed the amount above, the costs shall be charged to the customer.
8. Sewer can be placed only if the customer has water service.
9. Water & sewer service requires check valves and back-flow prevention at customer’s expense.
COST RECOVERY FEES
|In addition to the above tap fees, the cost recovery fee is as follows:|
|Connection Size (inches)||Max Flow gpm||Water Inside||Water Outside||Sewer Inside||Sewer Outside|
|Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Murphy on June 24, 2020|