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Town Holiday, April 18th

The Town of Ayden offices, Operations Center, Library, and Arts & Recreation Center will be closed in observance of Good Friday, April 18th.  Payments can still be made by using the drop box at the entrance to the Town Hall parking lot.  Please call 481-5844 (Police Dispatch) if you have a utility related emergency.  Happy Easter to you and your family!

2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report


We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality.  Included are details about your source(s) of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.  We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water and to providing you with this information because informed customers are our best allies.  If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water, please contact Kevin Cox at 252-481-5833. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.  If you want to learn more, please attend any one of the Governing Board meetings held each month on the second Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 4144 West Avenue.  The meetings are held in the second floor district courtroom.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.  Town of Ayden is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at


Temporary Conversion to Chlorine


Beginning March 17 and continuing until April 21, the Town of Ayden will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process from chloramines to chlorine during this four-week period.

Since March 2009, the Town of Ayden has used chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, as the disinfectant in its water treatment process. Chloramines are an effective disinfectant and also reduce the level of by-products that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  State drinking water guidelines recommend that water systems using chloramines periodically switch back to free chlorine (chlorine alone) for a minimum of four weeks. This brief, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria throughout the year.

During the temporary switch to free chlorine, customers may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. The mild chlorine taste and smell is normal and poses no health risk.  Most customers will not need to take any precautions as the water remains safe to drink and is treated according to both state and federal standards.   People and businesses that normally take special precautions to remove chloramines from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine. 

Town of Ayden Featured On National T.V.

The Town of Ayden is proud to announce that it has been featured on national television on The Discovery Channel. The Town appeared on Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw and is recognized as being "One of America's Best Small Communities to Raise a Family."

Ayden officials had previously been contacted by United States Media Television, Inc., a television show production company based in Florida, about being featured in a short documentary about the Town and its charming qualities. The segment featuring the Town appeared on the Discovery Channel on August 2, 2013 and will continue to appear throughout 15 major markets across the southeast and Atlantic of the United States.

Below is the segment featuring the Town of Ayden. It can be viewed via the Town's website or via YouTube at


Public Notice - Utilities Department to Smoke Test Sewer System

The Town of Ayden Utilities Department will soon be smoke testing portions of its sanitary sewer system. In preparation for the testing staff is recommending that the public review the information linked below to gain a better understanding of how one should prepare. Should citizens, property owners, or business owners have questions about the smoke testing process, please feel free to contact the Town of Ayden Operations Center at 481-5828 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Message From Mayor Stephen W. Tripp


Welcome to The Ayden Governing Board is very excited to have you visit our Town via the world wide web. There are some exciting things happening in Ayden and I would like to tell you about a few of them.

The Town of Ayden is beginning to experience some unparalleled growth never before seen in the community. Within the last two years, over 800 new homes have been approved for development. Commercial expansion opportunities are also on the horizon and within the next several years, it is expected that the Town of Ayden will develop into one of Pitt County’s largest communities.

About Ayden


Located in southern Pitt County, the Town of Ayden is a growing community of 5,000 residents and is considered one of eastern North Carolina's most strategically located communities for development; residential, commercial, and industrial. Since its incorporation in 1891, town officials have worked over the years to see the community become a place for families to reside and for businesses to grow. The town is located 10 miles south of Greenville. Ayden's close proximity to Greenville allows the community to take advantage of offerings provided by East Carolina University (a leading University in the State), Pitt Community College (one of the fastest growing Community Colleges in the State), and Vidant Medical Center (a pioneer in medical research and advancement in the Country).


New Ways to Pay Your Bill - Now Available

The Town of Ayden is pleased to announce new options for its citizens to pay and view their utility bills. Currently, all major debit and credit cards are accepted at the customer service counter inside the Town Hall. As of May 1st, our online E-Government module will go live. The service ties directly to our billing system and will allow for real time payments. When your transaction goes through, it will reflect as paid in real time for our customer service staff.


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