Utilities – Key Factor Summary

  • Underground aquifers, the Tar River, and the Neuse River provide high quality adequate water supplies
  • Eight municipal and three rural community water systems serve the County
  • Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) operates a 22.5 mgd water plant
  • A 17.5 mgd wastewater treatment plant provides service to GUC customers
  • Piedmont Natural Gas and GUC supply natural gas to the area
  • Duke Energy Progress, Dominion Power, GUC, Pitt-Greene EMC, Edgecombe-Martin EMC and several municipalities distribute electric service to the County
  • Most power agencies offer discounted rates to large industrial customers

Five communities in Pitt County have water and wastewater (sewer) treatment facilities. Most systems are capable of treating industrial wastewater. Natural gas is available in sufficient quantities for process use in Ayden, Farmville, Winterville and Greenville; service could also be provided in the Grifton area for large users where use would justify the costs of extending nearby distribution or transmission lines. Electric service is distributed by Duke Energy Progress, Dominion Power, Edgecombe-Martin EMC, Pitt & Greene EMC, the Greenville Utilities Commission, and several municipalities.