Southern Outer Banks Water
Rate & Fee Schedule

Spindirft…Ocean Sands A-B-C…Ocean Hill 1…Corolla Village…Whalehead

Rate & Fee Schedule Updated July 1, 2021.

  • Water Consumption Charge
    Base rate:
     $20.00 month
     
    Consumption: *
     up to 2,500 gallons$ 3.62 per 1000 gallon
     up to 5,000 gallons$ 4.66 per 1000 gallon
     up to 10,000 gallons$ 5.69 per 1000 gallon
     up to 15,000 gallons$ 6.73 per 1000 gallon
     up to 20,000 gallons$ 7.76 per 1000 gallon
     over 20,000 gallons$ 8.80 per 1000 gallon

    *Consumption is billed retroactive to the first gallon used.

    Commercial master meter accounts charged at the above rates per unit served. Hotels and motels: Four rooms equal one commercial master meter billing unit.

  • Water Connection Fees
     

    Meter Size

     

    Connection Fee

     
    Contractor InstallsNo FeeAll installation costs for labor, materials and equipment shall be paid by the owner, developer or purchaser,
    3/4 inch

    Residential Meter
    $1,000.00
    County staff installs connection
    greater than
    3/4 inch
    Actual Cost + 20%County staff installs connection
    3/4 inch
    Irrigation meter
    $1,000.00County staff installs connection
    greater than
    3/4 inch

    irrigation meter
    Actual Cost + 20%County staff installs connection
    3/4 inch Fire Service Meter

    Residential Meter
    $1,000.00
    County staff installs connection
    6 inch Fire ServiceActual Cost + 20%
  • Developmental Fees
     

    Meter Size

     

    Connection Fee

     
    3/4 inch$7,281.00
    1 inch$18,202.00
    1.5 inch$36,404.00
    2 inch$58,247.00
    3 inch$116,493.00
    4 inch$182,020.00
    6 inch$364,041.00
    8 inch$582,465.00
    10 inch$873,698.00
    Centers of Worship$3,000.00
    6 inch Fire Service$6,000.00
  • Deposits
    Residential Renter deposit
    $150.00
    Residential High-risk deposit (owner or renter)
    *$200.00
    Fire hydrant meter
    $2,500.00
    * or 3 months' billing of previous usage, whichever is greater
  • Charges & Other Fees
    Open/reopen/transfer account$25.00
    Special request meter reading$25.00
    Reread meter - our reading correct$25.00
    Reread meter - our reading incorrectN/C
    Reconnection fee (after cutoff for nonpayment) 
     8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.$50.00
    Returned check fee$35.00
    Meter tampering fee - residential$75.00plus cost of damages.
    Meter damaged/vandalizedActual cost + 20%
    Meter damaged or tampering by contractor or developer$1,000.00per occurrence
    Turn on/off fee, per occurrence
     Normal working hours$25.00
    Meter testing fee
     If meter accurate$50.00
     If more than 2.5% inaccurateN/C
    Pipe pressure/leakage test$150.00
    Pipe pressure/leakage retest$150.00
    Fire hydrant meter setup fee$50.00or 3 months' billing of previous
    Meter accessibility charge$35.00
    Bacteriological tests$50.00
    Chloride tests$20 .00
  • Parts & Labor
    All replacement parts are charged at cost plus $20.00
    Labor Charges:$60.00 per man per hour
    Ditch Witch:$125.00 per hour
    Backhoe:$125.00 per hour
    Excavator:$125.00 per hour