Iredell Water Corporation is a membership-owned non-profit utility that provides public drinking water to the local community in Iredell County. Iredell Water Corporation has served Iredell County residents since 1966 when the By-laws were adopted at the first Corporation meeting. A brief history can be viewed here. Iredell Water Corporations was created to provide potable water service where municipalities were unable or unwilling to provide adequate potable water service to areas throughout Iredell County. Iredell Water Corporation has continually expanded to serve new customers over the years. This improves Iredell Water's “economy of scale,” which adds to Iredell Water’s ability to keep rates, fees, and construction costs affordable for its customers and rural residents now and in the years ahead. This also encourages rural develoment in Iredell County.
Is Iredell Water Corporation part of the Iredell County Government?
No. We are sometimes referred to as “County Water,” but we are in no way associated with the Iredell County government. Our services are funded with fees for the services we provide. Most of our revenue comes from our monthly bills for water service. We do not receive property taxes, sales taxes, etc.
Does Iredell Water Corporation make a profit?
All businesses must make a profit or they wouldn't stay in business. What makes us as a non-profit different is that all profits are invested back into the water system, not stockholders. We have “cost-of-service” rates and fees, which are set to cover the costs of our service operations, maintenance, and capital improvements to protect and enhance the Corporations water infrastructure assets. We also set aside revenues to maintain adequate financial reserves for the future.
How is Iredell Water Corporation governed?
Our 9-member Board of Directors, all of whom are members of the corporation, make policy decisions such as adopting the annual budget, rates, and fees; approving resolutions and ordinances regarding our services, plans, and water regulations; and approving line extensions and future projects.
What is the service area of Iredell Water Corporation?
Iredell Water Corporation maintains a service area from East of Troutman in southern Iredell County to north of Union Grove in Northern Iredell County; from the county lines of Davie & Rowan Counties in eastern Iredell County to Hwy 90 in western Iredell County. Our service area now extends into 12 of the 16 townships in Iredell County and covers over 400 miles of distribution water mains.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:
USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
We often take our water supply for granted until it is in danger, either from drought, water main breaks, or some other event. Each day, many people turn on their faucets but give little thought to the water that flows from the faucet. We strive to keep that water safe, dependable, and flowing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Awards & Honors
- NCRWA Founding Fathers Award, awarded to J.A. Mize, July 1976
- NCRWA J.A. Younts Award, awarded to Keith Snoddy, April 1993
- NCRWA J.A. Younts Award, awarded to Keith Snoddy, May 2002
- American Council of Engineering Companies, 2002 ACEC/NC
- Client Recognition Award, awarded to IWC, Oct. 2002
- NCRWA Spirit Award, awarded to IWC, May 2005
- NCRWA Certificate of Achievement for Wellhead Protection, awarded to IWC, May 2008
- NCRWA J.A. Younts Award, awarded to Danny Sloan, May 2009