The Harnett County Department of Public Utilities (HCDPU) is a regional water and wastewater utility that provides service to approximately 125,000 people in Harnett County and the surrounding region.
HCDPU through its Harnett County Regional Water Treatment Plant, located in the County seat of Lillington, has 27 million gallons per day of treatment capacity and supplies water to the municipalities of Lillington, Angier, Erwin and Coats in Harnett County, Fort Bragg, Linden and Spring Lake in Cumberland County, and Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina in Wake County. Harnett County also supplies water to Johnston and Moore County. The Harnett County Regional Water Plant utilizes the Cape Fear River as the source for the system’s drinking water and was recognized in 2012 for maintaining the “Directors Award of Recognition’ from the Partnership of Safe Water, and is one of 165 water plants throughout the United States to receive this distinction and one of three in North Carolina. Harnett County’s water system totals over 1800 miles of water mains and has approximately 36,000 active connections within their boundaries. Approximately 98% of all Harnett County residents have access to public water. HCDPU currently has 2 active wastewater treatment plants with over 20 million gallons per day of treatment capacity that serve approximately 60,000 people in Harnett and Wake County as well as Fort Bragg.
Harnett County has recently completed a major joint construction initiative with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission to supply water to Fort Bragg. Harnett County is also under contract to provide wastewater treatment services to Fort Bragg. HCDPU is currently preparing to expand the water treatment plant’s capacity to 42 million gallons per day. These are recent and current examples of HCDPU’s commitment to the expansion of water and wastewater services to our citizens throughout the County and region.