Public Utilities

All major industrial sites are served by sewer and water. 

Brunswick County provides water throughout the county. Inside of municipalities some elected officials have decided to provide the service themselves and some have decided to let the county provide it for them. Water service is provided by the town of Sandy Creek, city of Northwest, Leland and Belville through H2GO (formerly Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer), the town of Navassa, Boiling Spring Lakes, the city of Southport, the town of Oak Island, Caswell Beach, Bald head Island, Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach. Brunswick County provides water to all these municipalities through a wholesale water agreement.

The county has entered into partnerships with a number of the municipalities for wastewater treatment. It operates the Northeast Brunswick Wastewater Treatment Plant in Navassa, and the West Brunswick Water Reclamation facility in the Supply area. The county provides water and sewer service in St. James, Bolivia, Sunset Beach, Calabash and Carolina Shores, and water service in Varnumtown.

Most industrial sites are served by Piedmont Natural Gas.  Electrical services in Brunswick County are provided by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation and Progress Energy.

BEMC serves Brunswick County, Columbus County, Robeson County (parts of) and Bladen County (parts of). As of 12/31/09:

Total Meters in Place 86,259
Consumers per Mile of Line 13.5
Miles of Distribution Line (overhead) 2,820
Miles of Distribution Line (underground) 3,335
Miles of Transmission Line 228
Full-Time Employees 150

BEMC Service Area