Water and Wastewater
System Development Fee Study

In accordance with the General Assembly of North Carolina Session Law 2017-138 (North Carolina House Bill 436), Johnston County contracted with Willdan Financial Services to perform a Water and Wastewater System Development Fee Study Update. The law provides specific guidance to public water and sewer providers to assess System Development Fees (SDF) for the recovery of capital costs associated with new development and system growth.

Click here to review the 2019 completed System Development Fee Study.

The report will be available for public inspection and review for at least 45 days on Johnston County's website and at Johnston County Public Utilities Office at 309 E. Market Street, Smithfield, NC.

Comments or questions regarding the report should be addressed to:

Chandra C. Farmer, PE
Director of Utilities
P.O. Box 2263
Smithfield, NC 27577

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the end of the 45 day review period.

Johnston County Public Utilities

Physical Address:
Land Use Center
309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2263
Smithfield, NC 27577

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    Main - 919-989-5075
    Pay by Phone - 844-845-2151

    After Hours Emergency - 919-989-5056
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    Business Office - 919-934-0256
    Engineering Office - 919-934-7174
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