The Town of Walnut Cove provides water and sewer services to all citizens of Walnut Cove.  Water and Sewer Bills are mailed out every other month beginning in February.  All water and sewer bills are due by the 19th of the proceeding month.  If your payment is made on the 20th your bill is considered late, and will have a late penalty applied to your bill.  

The Town accepts the following forms of payment for water and sewer bills: cash, check, and all major credit cards.
You also have the option to pay your bill by phone. 

For Water and Sewer Emergencies
Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
contact Town Hall at 336-591-4809.

For Water and Sewer Emergencies After Hours,
Weekends and Holidays
contact Stokes County Emergency Communications at 336-593-8130.

Town of Walnut Cove Collection System :

The Town of Walnut Cove shall operate its sewer collection system in an effective, well managed and maintained manner at all times.  Our efforts will be to stop any and all SSO's from reaching any land, surface waters or any contamination of any ground waters.  Our efforts shall include but not be limited to operating at full staff of qualified employees including collection system (ORC) and at least one backup (ORC) working closely with members of the state DWQ.  We will have on hand all needed equipment to ensure the collection system is operated at the highest level possible.  In the event that the collection system fails to perform satisfactorily, the Town of Walnut Cove shall take immediate actions necessary to stop any and all SSO's and return the collection system to normal operating conditions as directed by collection system permit.

Mark Bowman ORC


Our Water and Sewer Department staff:
Mark Bowman, Public Works Director
William Shirley
Cory Willoughby
Jackson Willard

Water and Sewer Important Information
We need your help..... In Eliminating Fats, Oils and Grease in the Walnut Cove Sewer System!!!!

Please see the attached FOG Program file.

Fat, Oil and Grease Program

Water Quality Reports

In 1994, town officials were considering building a conventional wastewater treatment plant that would use both mechanical and biological processes to clean wastewater. As the original cost estimate of $2 million kept rising, Wayne Smart-- then a member of the Walnut Cove Board of Commissioners-- proposed a wastewater wetlands as an inexpensive alternative to a conventional sewage plant. Although many town officials, consulting engineers, and residents were skeptical, the wastewater wetlands system was eventually built, and began operating in 1996. The system, which cost less than $1 million to build, is less expensive to run than a conventional wastewater treatment plant because it does not have to be overseen 24 hours a day, since nature and gravity do most of the work, said plant operator Mark Bowman.


Below is an article that was reported by the Winston-Salem Journal on September 7, 2005 regarding the wetlands wastewater treatment plant.

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