Service Alerts

The information below is provided by the Public Works & Utilities Department, and reflects unexpected and scheduled outages such as water, electric, and sewer services. This page will also report any road closures due to utility work. Please be aware that scheduled dates are subject to change and should be considered an estimate. Citizens in the affected area will be notified via phone, text, or email. Citizens are encouraged to sign up for Catawba County's CodeRed Community Alert Notification system to ensure their phone numbers and method of notification are registered. It only takes a few minutes. Go here to sign up.

Current Outages or Closures:

  • A sewer main replacement project is underway on Westside Drive and at the 1000-block of South Main Avenue in Newton. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2017. The city will work to make sure the project causes as little inconvenience as possible and thanks residents for their patience and cooperation as this much-needed improvement is made. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact Collection and Distribution Superintendent Todd Crutchfield at 828-695-4289 or or Assistant Public Works and Utilities Director Dennis Falder Jr. at 828-695-4298 or