The Chowan County Water Department distributes 31 million gallons of water per month to 4,100 customers in Chowan County. The Water Department maintains and repairs water lines, tests water quality throughout the system, records meter readings for customer usage and produces monthly billing. Most of the positions in the Water Department require certification and the knowledge and experience necessary to safely operate the equipment used to provide potable water to customers. 

Contact Information

Customer Service Office Location:

Chowan County Public Safety Center
305 West Freemason St.
Edenton, NC 27932
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address:

Chowan County Water Department
PO Box 1030
Edenton, NC 27932


David Tawes, Water Department Director
Customer Service (252) 482-7477
Operations (252) 482-2627

Elisha Nixon, Administrative Assistant
Customer Service (252) 482-7477
Fax (252) 482-1528