Welcome to the Official Website of Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District

Our Mission

At the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District, we are committed to providing safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

LIHWAP is a temporary emergency program that will help eligible households and
families afford water and wastewater services, providing a one-time payment for eligible
low-income households paid directly to the utility company. LIHWAP runs through
September 2023 or until the funds are exhausted. For more details, visit: [LIHWAP] or contact your local county Department of Social Services.

FY 2023 Proposed Budget and Rates

A detailed copy of the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District Proposed Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023 has been submitted to the Sanitary District Board of Commissioners and a copy is available for public inspection in the office of the CEO. The Sanitary District Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget at 5:00 P.M., June 14, 2022 at the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District office.
The Proposed Rate Increase for FY Ending June 30, 2023 - Inside Customer's minimum bill from $25.50 to $26.75 for 2,000 gallons or less, each additional 1,000 gallons from $9.25 to $9.75.

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Public Awareness Notice Unidirectional Flushing Exercise

February 23, 2022

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District will be conducting a unidirectional hydrant flushing exercise beginning March 2nd throughout the City of Roanoke Rapids and Town of Gaston. Unidirectional flushing is a systematic and controlled flushing program used to remove sediments and old water and to help maintain chlorine residuals throughout the system. Flushing improves the overall quality of water in the distribution system and assists in the overall system maintenance. This exercise may generate brief instances of discolored water, and if you notice discolored water, run the cold water tap a few minutes until clear before using your washing machine, water heater, or preparing food. Outdoor...

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Water - It's There When You Need It!

Water - It's There When You Need It!

May 01, 2022

It’s that wonderful time of year again where we come together to celebrate National Drinking Water Week! 

Every year, during the first week of May, water professionals across North America celebrate Water and all it provides to our communities and lives. This year’s theme is There When You Need It. 

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