About Waynesville

Incorporated  in 1871 

      Population           10,137   (7-1-17 State Certified Estimate)

      Tax Rate               49.57 cents per $100 valuation (effective July 1, 2018) 

      Square Miles        6.9  











Waynesville operates a water treatment plant, including an 8,400 acre watershed with a WS-1 restricted classification, certified bacteriological lab and a 50 acre lake.  The plant has a capacity of 8 million gallons per day and serves 17,000 customers.


Waynesville operates a wastewater treatment plant with a 6 million gallon per day capacity with an average flow of 3.5 million gallons per day.  It uses a conventional primary treatment process with secondary biological processes.


Waynesville provides electric service to some areas inside the corporate limits.  Electric service is also provided to some customers by Duke Energy Progress.


Public Service Company of North Carolina provides natural gas service to some areas in Waynesville.  Propane is also available from local distributors.



Temperature:  Annual average       54.1 degrees                          
                         Monthly average     January   37.5 degrees
                                                         June        70.7 degrees

Rainfall:            47.5 inches (annual average)

Snowfall:          12.2 inches (annual average)

Elevation:         2,713 feet