Currituck County Utilities
Currituck County may enjoy rural character and charm, but when it comes to utilities, we have your needs covered. Electricity, natural gas, high speed internet, county water & sewer systems are all provided in Currituck County.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission is responsible to both the public and utilities under General Statute 62-2 to provide fair regulation of public utilities in the interest of the public and promote adequate, reliable, and economical utility service.
The vast majority of Currituck is within the service area of Dominion NC Power, an operating unit of Dominion Resources. Dominion and its operating companies are committed to working within communities to improve the amenities that make a place livable while helping to create an environment for new business development.
When businesses are looking to build new facilities, seeking headquarters sites or expanding their sales areas, Dominion works with local government, community and business leaders to make the communities we serve more attractive. In effect, the Dominion companies are shareholders in the communities they serve, with investments measured in jobs created, taxes paid and local goods and services purchased. Yet, these elements yield only a status quo.
The real dividends -- new businesses which create new jobs and new sources of revenue, are earned through contributions designed to encourage the real growth that improves the fabric of the community for all its members.
A small portion of the mainland is within the service area of Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation, a rural cooperative. Working with county Albemarle EMC provides a wide array of support for businesses seeking to start, expand, or relocate within its service area including:
* assistance with site identification
* energy audit services
* assistance with market research
* flexibility in rate design
* power quality services
* loan and grant assistance
* demographic analysis
Piedmont Natural Gas is North Carolina distribution company that provides natural gas service to over 1 million customers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Piedmont owns the transmission and distribution pipeline system throughout Currituck County and operates as a public utility regulated by the N.C. Utilities Commission.
In Currituck County, natural gas lines are located along all of our major transportation corridors:
- From Moyock to Point Harbor along the NC 168 / US 158 Caratoke Highway
- Along NC 34 / Shawboro Roard from the Camden County line to NC 168 in Sligo
- Along US 158 on the Currituck / Camden County line to the 168/158 interchange in Barco
Piedmont engineers are ready and willing to work with homeowners and businesses alike to determine feasibility for new connections and service.
Telephone, Broadband Internet & Television
CenturyLink has approximately 19,000 employees and operates in 18 states. For consumers, CenturyLink offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network® – all on one monthly bill. For businesses, CenturyLink has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers.
Mediacom provides service in 22 states with 4,700 employees, mostly in smaller cities and rural areas in the Midwest and Southeast. Locally, Mediacom offers internet, telephone and television services to Currituck residents.
The Currituck County mainland water system services approximately 6,000 active accounts. The water plant treatment capacity is 2.9 million gallons per day, with a storage capacity of 1.9 million gallons. There are five elevated storage tanks: Moyock (100,000 gallons), High Cotton (500,000) Currituck (300,000 gallons), Grandy (100,000 gallons), and Currituck Industrial Park (300,000).
In the Currituck Outer Banks community of Corolla, the County provides water service through the Southern Outer Banks water system.