Public Utilities

Montgomery County Public Utilities (MCPU) serves as the regional water provider for the five municipalities in the County, the Town of Robbin, Woodrun & Carolina Forest, and thousands of residential and commercial customers.  MCPU serves two communities with wastewater services and operates twelve convenience sites throughout the County. 

MCPU’s mission is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient water & wastewater services; to support economic development with strategic capital improvement planning; and to ensure system viability through sound fiscal management.

The Public Utilities department operates as an enterprise of the County of Montgomery.  Operation and maintenance of our utility must be funded with revenue from the sale of services (water & sewer).  Ad valorem property taxes are NOT used to support the water and sewer systems.

If you are not a member of our water and/or sewer systems, we hope that you will review the information on this website to discover that public water is without doubt the safest, most reliable source of water you can provide for yourself and your family.  

We don’t often pause to consider the incredible value of a safe, reliable water supply — and the water system that delivers it — in our everyday lives. But consider what tap water does that no other water can.

  1. Public Health Protection:  In a world where an estimated 3 million people die every year from preventable waterborne disease, our water systems allow us to drink from virtually any public tap with a high assurance of safety. Each community water supply meets rigorous federal and state health-protective standards.
  2. Fire Protection:  A well-maintained water system is critical in protecting our communities from the ever-present threat of fire. A system that provides reliable water at an adequate pressure can be the difference between a small fire and an urban inferno. The ability to suppress fires also influences new home construction, business location decisions and insurance rates.
  3. Support For The Economy:  Businesses and housing developments cannot succeed without a safe and sustainable water supply. Tap water is critical to businesses’ day-to-day operations and is often a primary ingredient in the products they create. The incredible value of water is magnified when populations expand or face drought conditions.
  4. Quality Of Life:  Any measure of a successful society — low mortality rates, economic diversity, productivity, and public safety — is in some way related to access to safe water. In North America, we take for granted that safe water is always accessible to drink, to wash our clothes, to water our lawns and for a myriad of other purposes. When water service is interrupted, we’re all reminded of the extraordinary value our water service provides.