Public Works
Union County Public Works (UCPW) provides water supply, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, storm water management, and facilities management services to the unincorporated areas and many of the incorporated areas of Union County. UCPW is the water and wastewater utility service provider to all of the municipalities in Union with the exception of Monroe, Marshville, and Wingate.  UCPW has nearly 120 employees and a total operating budget of approximately $33 million which is primarily funded through rates and fees charged for services. UCPW receives only a small portion of revenue from the tax supported general fund for the Facilities Management Division.

July 15, 2015:  Due to worsening drought conditions, the County Manager has declared a Stage 1 Water Shortage applicable to Union County water customers. During a Stage 1 Water Shortage, customers are encouraged to limit spray irrigation to only 2 days per week and make efforts to reduce indoor water use.

BOCC Approves Updated Irrigation more

On May 4, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners approved a new Water Use Ordinance and Water Shortage Response Plan.  The Water Use Ordinance maintains and protects the public health, safety and welfare by establishing long-term demand management strategies to effectively manage a limited resource by requiring efficient and responsible use of water within Union County. The Ordinance also establishes measurements and procedures for reducing potable water use during times of water shortage resulting from drought, capacity limitations, and system emergencies.  To learn more about the Water Use Ordinance and Water Shortage Response Plan click here and here.



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Edward Goscicki, PE
Executive Director

Richard McMillan, PE
Assistant Director of Operations

Scott Huneycutt, PE
Engineering Division Director

Shelley Maness
Business Operations Division Director

Craig Fox, PE
Facilities Division Director

Ronald Gilkerson
Solid Waste Division Director

Aubrey Lofton, PE
Water Resources DivisionDirector

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