Water Service

Water service in Dare County is provided by the Dare County Water Department. The department works to provide a service to the community that promotes safe, clean, healthy, and fresh water at a reasonable cost.

To set-up new service, for billing information, or for any additional questions, contact the department Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at: phone (252) 475-5990, fax (252) 441-2239, email water@darenc.comcreate new email. Additional information regarding Dare County Water Department services may be found by clicking here.

Call 252.475.5990 to report a water main leak


Septic Information

In Southern Shores, in the majority of instances, sewage is handled through on-site, private septic systems. The Dare County Environmental Health Department handles all environmental – septic permits. The closest office to Southern Shores is the satellite office in Kill Devil Hills, 2601 North Croatan Highway (corner of 158 By-Pass and Walker Streets). The telephone number is (252) 475-5080 and the fax number is (252) 441-6921. Additional information regarding Environmental Health and the permitting process may be found by visiting Dare County’s Web site.