Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

Plumbing Inspections

Permitting & Inspections Department


Permit Inspection Work

Work must be inspected during each phase of construction before work is concealed and/or continued by the permit holder or their agent. The inspection request is called into Dispatch at 910-433-1768 or:

433 Hay Street
1st Floor - City Hall
PO Box 1846
Fayetteville, NC 28302-1846


Required Plumbing Inspections

Underground Water: Inspected before being covered and before the building inspector's slab inspection, if slab construction.

Underground Waste: Inspected before being covered and before the building inspector's slab inspection, if slab construction.

Rough-in: Before insulation and/or sheetrock has been installed. This addresses the water, venting, building sewer, and drains.

Above the Ceiling: Before ceiling tile is installed. Inspection addresses all plumbing piping above the ceiling.

Sewer: Before covering.

Water Supply: Before covering.

Grease Traps: Before covering.

Grease Sand Interceptor: Before covering.

Final: Job is installed and fixtures are in place.

Common Mistakes Identified During a Plumbing Inspection

  • Not ready
  • Access- doors locked
  • Need D.W.V. test
  • D.W.V. leaking
  • Backwater valve is not installed
  • Test water pipe
  • Nail plates missing
  • Freezing, no insulation
  • Final testing (no water on)
  • Venting is missing or incorrect
  • Thermal expansion is missing
  • Slope or fall of pipe is incorrect
  • Washing machine stand pipe is not within 18 inches minimum and 48 inch maximum
  • Water heater drain pan must be a minimum of 1 inch and cannot use PVC pipe for drain
  • Need cleanout