Sanitary Sewer

Reporting Problems

Call Public Works and Utilities at (919) 249-3356 between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm to report problems regarding: 
  • Sewer cleanout cap repair or replacement
  • Sewer backups
  • Manhole concerns
If the problem occurs after hours, over a holiday, or during the weekend, call the Apex Police Department at (919) 362-8661 and they will dispatch the on-call personnel for repairs. 

Note: Call the town first and let us investigate the problem. We will advise you if it is a town problem or if you need to call a plumber to make the repairs.

Map Resources


The Town of Apex maintains 157 miles of gravity sewer line and 33 miles of force main.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Camera main gravity sewer line for visual inspection
  • Flush at least 10% of the total sewer collection system each year as required by the State of North Carolina
  • General maintenance and repair of the gravity sewer system
  • Rehabilitation projects upgrading existing sewer mains and services

Pump Stations & Rights-of-Way

The town performs the following duties:
  • Maintains 20 pump stations and monitors them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Maintains and keeps all easements and right-of-ways clear by mowing and removing vegetation
  • Removes all beaver dams that are built on town easements