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About Us

About Us

The Utilities Department provides potable water, wastewater treatment and disposal and reclaimed water for irrigation, serving nearly 60,000 homes and businesses throughout unincorporated Charlotte County.
As a department of Charlotte County Government, all departmental policies and rates are established and reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners. The utility is a separate government-owned enterprise that is fully funded by customer rates, fees and charges, not by ad valorem tax dollars.
The Utilities Department consists of four divisions: Administration, Business Services, Engineering and Operations. ‚ÄčThe Utilities Department is led by the Utilities Director, who works under the direction of the County Administrator and Deputy County Administrator.
Administration includes the Director and support staff.
Craig Rudy, Director
Business Services includes Customer Service, Billing & Collections and Meter Services, and is overseen by the Business Services Manager.
Engineering provides full engineering and inspection services to residential and commercial utility customers and overseen by the Engineering Services Manager.


Operations is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all County-owned and operated water, wastewater and reclaimed water facilities, including plants, booster stations, lift stations, fire hydrants, valves and the entire distribution and collection system. It is overseen by the Utilities Operations Manager.
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