Water Department

Water Plant
The mission of the Granite Falls Water Resources Department is to promote and protect the environment, preserve natural resources, and ensure the health and safety of our customers.
The Town of Granite Falls Water Treatment Facility draws surface waters from Lake Rhodhiss and converts the surface waters to high quality potable water for over 2,346 residential, 296 commercial, and 3 wholesale customers. The Water Treatment Facility is located at 100 Lakeside Avenue on the bank of Lake Rhodhiss.
First constructed in 1941, at a cost of $50,000, the facility was equipped with one raw water pump, one finished water pump and had the capability of producing 300,000 gallons of water per day. In 1960, the Town used the proceeds from a $125,000 bond issued to double the capacity of the Water Treatment Facility to 600,000 gallons per day. Other improvements were made to the facility in 1970, in the late 1970's and again in 1983, which increased the facility's capacity to 1,200,000 gallons per day.

On February 18, 1991, the Town Council approved the plans for a major Water Treatment Facility expansion, at the cost of $1,978,000. Bids were awarded on June 1, 1992, and the final inspection of the completed project was held on August 25, 1993. At present, the facility is equipped with three raw water pumps, five finished water pumps and has the capability of producing 2,500,000 gallons of water per day. The facility currently operates at approximately 50% of its permitted capacity which allows for future economic development in the Town.
The Town continues to invest in the infrastructure at the Water Treatment Facility to ensure the continuous quality and safety of the water provided to our customers.
Phone Number: 828.396.3180
Person in Charge: Randy Smith, Water Resources Director
Email: smith@granitefallsnc.com
Plant Supervisor: Joy Munday
Email: munday@granitefallsnc.com