The duties of the Water Distribution Division are quite diverse. Water Distribution Technicians read all the towns water meters, install new services, locate water mains and service lines for underground utility contractors, maintain and repair all Nags Head water mains (2 inches through 12 inches), fire hydrants, and valves in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
They also inspect new water main extension projects, flush the town’s water system, and maintain a 24 hours a day-365 days a year response to emergencies. The Water Distribution Division is responsible for the overall quality of Nags Head’s water after it leaves the water plant.
Report a Water Leak
If you have a water leak, please call Nags Head’s Water Plant at 252-449-4210 or 252-305-6067.
Water System Flushing
Over about four months each winter and spring, the Town flushes its water distribution system to remove sediment and other deposits that can build up over time. If not removed, these materials may cause water quality deterioration, taste and odor problems, or discoloration of the water. Water may also stagnate in lesser used parts of the distribution system. This can result in degraded water quality.
If flushing is taking place, the schedule will appear on the right side of this page.
Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.
When the water system in your area is being flushed, you may experience low or no water pressure and discolored water. Please raise the lever on automatic ice makers and to check the water quality prior to washing clothes or running automatic dishwashers.
If you have any questions, please call Nags Head’s Public Works department at 252-441-1122.
- What should I do when I see town crews flushing hydrants in my area?
- What should I do after the flushing?
- What should I do if my water pressure or volume seems low after flushing?
- Why does the water look funny after hydrant flushing?
- Is it okay to drink the sediment-laden or discolored water during temporary disturbance events?
- What is the silt in the water system after flushing?