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Stay Prepared & Informed Regarding COVID-19

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ top priority continues to be the health, safety, and well-being of its citizens. Offices at the Town Hall are currently open; however, access is restricted. Access into the Town Hall will be granted by an appointment only. 

For COVID-19 updates, general information, contact information for Town Departments and changes to their daily operations click here.

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From Water Tower to Water Bottle

Kill Devil Hills Public Services Staff, as well as crews from Landmark Structures and Hatchell Concrete, have been busier than usual over the last several weeks preparing the Town’s new water tower for operation. The Town of Kill Devil Hills is pleased to announce that water is now flowing from the new tower!

Before filling the 400,000-gallon bowl, it was disinfected to ensure high-quality water. After sanitization, crews began to fill the tank. The new tank was connected to the pump station and water was sent up the 160’ tower. (It took less than a day to fill the 400,000-gallon bowl!) Once filled, a water sample was collected and tested for quality assurance. The passing sample was also approved for quality by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

It is anticipated that the deconstruction of the 56-year-old water tower will occur sometime in the fall. Before demolition will begin, cellular antennas from the old tank must be removed and placed on top of the 180’ monopole cell tower, which is also nearing completion.

A video which highlights the water tower replacement project can be viewed here: 

For any questions about the Town’s water towers, please call our Public Services Department at (252) 480-4080. For questions relating to your drinking water, please call our Water Plant at (252) 480-4090.

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hurricane prepardness

We are officially in hurricane season. Planning for hurricane season and other potential disasters can be stressful, especially during the pandemic. Give yourself more time than usual to prepare.

Learn more about preparing for hurricanes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beach Safety

We have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful and clean beach. Please remove all personal items from the beach each day. In Kill Devil Hills, leaving items on the beach overnight is prohibited.

Items left on the beach can be harmful to people, including emergency responders, and wildlife, like hatchling sea turtles that must make their way to the water to survive.

And, don’t forget to fill in all sand holes, which also create extreme hazards for others when left unattended.

We want all people and wildlife to be able to continue enjoying a litter-free beach!

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Ocean conditions on the Outer Banks can change rapidly and without notice. Take extra precautions by signing up to receive beach related alerts by texting "Join OBXBEACHCONDITIONS" to 30890. Once you no longer need updates, simply text "STOP" to 30890.

Text  "Join OBXBEACHCONDITIONS" to 30890 for beach alerts

Swimming in the ocean is not the same as swimming in a pool or lake. Wind, waves, the change of the tide, the slope of the beach, an other factors can cause strong currents to be present in the water even on the calmest days. Ocean conditions can change from day to day and hour to hour. Before going in the water, spend a few moments watching the waves. Wave patterns are a good indicator of the presence of currents and of places where deep water and other "surprises" are located. 

Break the Grip of the Rip Current

2019 KDH Annual Water Quality Report Cover Page

2019 Annual Water Quality Report

The Water Plant Division of the Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department has released its 2019 Annual Water Quality Report for the Town.

View the Report 

This Report is developed to keep you informed about your water quality, and we encourage you to share your thoughts with us on the information contained in this report, by emailing them to After all, well-informed customers are our best allies. For more information about this Report, or for any questions relating to your drinking water, please call Alfred Burton, Water Plant Supervisor, at (252) 480-4090 or visit the Water Plant Division page our website.Thank you for allowing us to continue providing you and your family with high-quality drinking water.

Dare Counts - Census 2020

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