Water & Septic

Water Service

Water service in Dare County is provided by the Dare County Water Department. The department works to provide a service to the community that promotes safe, clean, healthy, and fresh water at a reasonable cost.

To set-up new 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. Additional information regarding Dare County Water Department services may be found by clicking here.

Septic Information

In Duck, in the majority of instances, sewage is handled through on-site, private septic systems. The Dare County Environmental Health Department handles all environmental – septic permits. The closest office to Duck is the satellite office in Kill Devil Hills, 2601 North Croatan Highway (corner of 158 By-Pass and Walker Street). The telephone number is (252) 475-5080 and the fax number is (252) 441-6921. Additional information regarding Environmental Health and the permitting process may be found by visiting Dare County’s Web site.

Most building permits that involve expansions to the existing footprint or a change to occupancy or heated space will require a permit from Dare County Environmental Health Department. If you are unsure whether you will need a permit from the Dare County Environmental Health Department for work that you plan to do, you should contact us at the Town of Duck Department of Community Development at (252) 255-1234.