Generally speaking everyone gets their Outer Banks water service either from a municipality or the county. Our water table, because of our average elevation is very high. Consequently Outer Banks water is not generally considered drinkable straight from a well. While there are filtration systems to make it more palatable, you will want to go with the government sources if at all possible.
Make sure you know what town or if you need county water before you begin. Only the municipalities of Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head have their own water systems. All other location falls either in Dare or Currituck County. One area that may seem to be within a town but is actually within the County is Colington Island.
Provided links & maps are for Outer Banks water service. We list the two counties first, followed by the incorporated towns on the Outer Banks. Entities are listed North to South.
Web Site: www.co.currituck.nc.us/Water.cfm
Dare County Water Department provides water to Hatteras Island, the unincorporated areas of the Outer Banks and all municipalities with the exception of Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head.
Web Site: www.darenc.com/departments/water-department
To set-up new Outer Banks water service, for billing information, or for any additional questions, contact the department at: (888) 998-9283, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The fax number is (252) 441-2239.
Towns Are Listed North To South.
If you need a well for irrigation purposes or wish to install a private filtration system for your home, here are vendors to assist you.