Public Utilities

Public Utilities operates

  • A drinking water treatment facility
  • Two wastewater treatment facilities

The department maintains

  • Over 400 miles of water and sewer lines with associated infrastructure
  • Sixteen off-site pump stations

Forty-nine highly trained and dedicated employees with over sixty different certifications work tirelessly to meet the water and wastewater treatment and delivery needs for the citizens of Lenoir and surrounding communities.

The department works closely with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to assure that all state and federal quality parameters are met. 

Days, nights, weekends or holidays, you can be assured that employees of the City of Lenoir Public Utilities Department's five divisions are on the job for our customers.


Department Directory

Radford L. Thomas
Director of Public Utilities         
828-757-2219 ext. 3701

Beth McMahan
Administrative Assistant
828-757-2154 ext. 3703

Steve Marshall
Administrative Assistant
828-757-2111 ext. 3704

Kevin Pritchard
Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Superintendent                     
828-757-2175 ext. 3709

Robert Gilbert
Utilities Maintenance Superintendent        

Kevin Matheson
Water Treatment Superintendent          

Lisa Triplett
Wastewater Treatment Superintendent

For questions about billing contact: Sarah Clark, Revenue Collector 828-757-3310