Water Treatment Division

Lake Rhodhiss WTP


Kevin Matheson – City of Lenoir employee since 2007


Water Treatment Superintendent

(828) 757-4460


Superintendent Matheson and a crew of eight state certified water treatment specialists operate the city’s George L. Bernhardt, Sr. Lake Rhodhiss Water Treatment Facility which is located at 5474 Waterworks Road in the Sawmills area of Caldwell County.  The plant is a 12 million gallon per day conventional treatment facility, has a state certified laboratory, and is manned twenty four hours per day, 365 days per year.  Water from this plant serves not only Lenoir but also Hudson, Baton, Sawmills, Joyceton, and much of Caldwell County.  The facility was constructed in 1956, expanded in 1974 and 2011, and has never been cited for exceeding a water quality parameter.



2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report