When starting service, please have your driver's license, lease agreement, or mortgage info with you.
To start Residential Water Service you must pay:
Once your service is active you may pay:
Bills are due on the 10th of every month. Accounts not paid in full on or before the due date are subject to additional fees and disconnection. Accounts past due on the 11th of each month will be assessed a $10.00 late fee.
Monthly Service includes 12,000 gallons of water. Monthly minimum bills are charged based on the size of the meter associated with your location. Usage over 12,000 gallons will be billed at $3.50 per 1,000 gallons.
To start Commercial Water Service you must pay:
Monthly Charges and Delinquent Fees:
Bills are due on the 10th of every month. Accounts not paid in full on or before the due date are subject to additional fees and/or disconnection. Accounts past due on the 11th each month will be assessed a $5.00 late fee.
Commercial Service Tap and Facility Recovery Fees
|Meter Size||Facility Recovery Fee||Tap Fee||Total Cost||Minimum Monthly Bill|
|5/8"||$ 2,000.00||$ 800.00||$ 2,800.00||$ 62.00|
|1"||$ 3,000.00||$ 1,000.00||$ 4,000.00||$ 62.00|
|2"||$ 10,000.00||$ 2,175.00||$ 12,175.00||$ 102.00|
|4"||$ 32,000.00||$ 8,500.00||$ 40,500.00||$ 256.00|
|6"||$ 60,000.00||$ 40,000.00||$ 100,000.00||$ 563.00|
|8"||$ 80,000.00||$ 50,000.00||$ 130,000.00||$ 614.00|
|10"||$ 100,000.00||$ 50,000.00||$ 150,000.00||$ 672.00|
|12"||$ 120,000.00||$ 50,000.00||$ 170,000.00||$ 768.00|
Dorchester County Water Authority reserves the right to negotiate fees for line extensions and larger meters.
Due to SC state law and DOT regulations, additional charges may be incurred for taps that require a bore under existing roadways.
Service Area: If you do not see your neighborhood or area of residence on the list below please contact us. We will verify which water utility company you will need service with.
Communities Within Dorchester County Water Authorities Service Area
|Ashley Hills||Hershey Park||Meadow Run||Southern Magnolias||The Providence At Legend Oaks|
|Belmont||Hickory Ridge||Moss Haven||Sprucewood||Tranquil North|
|Blackberry Creek||Hidden Hills||Myers Mill - Farm Side||Squires MHP||Tranquil South|
|Brookwood||High Meadows||Myers Mill - Racetrack Side||Summers Corner||Twin Lakes|
|Caire Yelleau||Highlands||Oakridge Estates||Summerville Country Estates||Victoria Point|
|CalometValley||Highwoods||Palmetto Forest||Summerville Estates||Walnut Farms|
|Carriage Hills||Hillside Farms||Pineforest||Sweats Mhp||Waterside Landing|
|Conoflo - St. George||Hunters Creek||Pinehill Acres||Sweet Briar||Wentworth Hall|
|Country Side MHP||Kensington Park||Plum Creek||Teal On The Ashley||West Oaks|
|Dorchester Regency||Knightsville||Reevesville||The Bluffs||Whispering Fields|
|Drakesboro||Legend Oaks||Reminisce||The Club At Legend Oaks||Willow Point|
|Enclave||Legend Oaks||River Birch||The Glen At Summerset||Timber Trace|
|Greenwood Ranches||Limehouse Crossing||Scotch Range||The Ponds Plantation||Mallard Crossing|
Dorchester County Water Authority Schedule of Fees
|Activation fee||$25.00||One time charge per location - non-refundable|
|Residential Water Deposit||$75.00||The deposit is applied to the account once service is terminated. The remaining balance is then refunded.|
|Residential Water Deposit - Alternate Identification||$125.00||For customers without state IDs. The deposit is applied to the account once service is terminated. The remaining balance is then refunded.|
|Commercial Water Deposit||$100.00||Applied to account at service termination. Remaining balance refunded|
|Late Notice Charge||$10.00||Applied to accounts that receive a late notice. All notices are mailed to the billing address.|
|Delinquent Account Service Fee||$50.00||Any account past due is subject to a Delinquent Fee.|
|Returned Check (NSF)||$35.00||Bank and Online returned transaction fees|
Customer Requested Services
|Same Day Service||$25.00||Service Requests made before 3:30 PM for the same day.|
|- Meter Read||$25.00||Meter read at the customers request|
|- Pressure/Flow Check||$25.00||Service request for water pressure or flow issues|
|Meter Data Log Report||$50.00||Service request for a 90 day Meter Datalog|
|Meter Box Unlock/Relock||$25.00||Meter box will be unlocked and then relocked 5 - 10 business days later|
After Hours, Emergency, and Weekend
|After-hours Scheduled Service||$150.00||Charged per hour per technician. 4-hour minimum. Call 2 weeks ahead to schedule.|
|Emergency Service - Provider side||$0.00|
|Emergency Service - Customer side||$100.00||Call originating after 3:30 PM - example: customer requires meter box unlocked or service shut off at meter.|
|Non-emergent after hours service||$100.00||Same day service after 3:30 PM - example: start service, delinquent reconnect|
|Meter Obstruction||Meters are to remain accessible and free of obstruction at all times|
|- First offense||$10.00||Written Notice. 14 days to correct.|
|- Second Offense||$50.00||Written Notice. 14 days to correct.|
|- Third Offense||$100.00||Written Notice. Billed Monthly until resolved.|
Meter or Meter Box Damage
|Meter boxes are Utility property. It is the property owner's responsibility to report damages.|
|- Replacement Meter Box||$500.00||Damage caused by neglect or intent|
|- Replacement Radio Read Meter||$350.00||Damage caused by neglect or intent|
|- Replace Lid||$70.00||Replacement part and labor|
|- Replace Lid Latch||$50.00||Replacement part and labor|
|- Replace Antenna||$70.00||Replacement part and labor|
If you have any questions regarding residential service, commercial service, or water availability:Contact Us!