The Town of Clayton operates its own water distribution system, a wastewater collection system, an electric distribution system, and its own water reclamation (wastewater treatment) plant. Potable water is purchased by the Town from Johnston County for resell to Clayton water customers. Also, in addition to operating its own water reclamation facility the Town of Clayton has agreements in place for wastewater treatment capacity with Johnston County and the City of Raleigh.
In total the Town of Clayton has 3.9 mgd of daily wastewater treatment capacity permitted or under agreement. Of that amount 2.5 mgd is available at the Town-owned Little Creek Water Reclamation Facility, four hundred thousand gallons has been purchased from Johnston County, and 1.0 mgd in treatment capacity has been purchased from the City of Raleigh.
The Town of Clayton has developed plans and is currently in the design phase to construct a new water reclamation facility proposed for location on sixty acres adjacent to the Neuse River. The new facility will be in addition to, rather than replace, the existing plant located on Little Creek and it will ultimately treat as much as five million gallons per day. Development of the “North Clayton Water Reclamation Facility” will occur in phases of 1.5 to 2.0 mgd with construction beginning as soon as 2010.
The Town of Clayton utilizes an adopted “Utility Allocation Policy” for reviewing and approving allocation requests for water and wastewater treatment capacities . Developers seeking a utility allocation from the Town of Clayton should consult this policy when making decisions about project type and service needs.
The Town of Clayton also operates a system of local, collector, and thoroughfare streets, sidewalks, and storm drainage facilities. Streets are resurfaced on a priority basis as indicated by a comprehensive evaluation of all streets within the Town, excluding highways that are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Town also has an annual program for sidewalk maintenance and installation with priority given to areas adjacent to parks and schools or segments that would connect to existing sidewalks for other public destinations.
Links to the Town of Clayton Code of Ordinances on Public Works (Title V, Chapters 50 – 54) and Streets (Chapter 99) are shown below.