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 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at: phone (252) 475-5990, fax (252) 441-2239, email water@darenc.com,. Additional information regarding Dare County Water Department services may be found by clicking here.

Septic Information

In Southern Shores, 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 Southern Shores is the satellite office in Kill Devil Hills, 2601 North Croatan Highway (corner of 158 By-Pass and Walker Streets). 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.

Town Hall Offices will be closed Monday Feb. 19th for Presidents' Day. Town Hall will reopen Tuesday Feb. 20th. ***NO CHANGE for Recycling or Trash collection***