The Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission (LCWSC) strives to position itself through proper planning and fiscal responsibility to self-fund most water system improvements. Most, if not all, of these self-funded improvements are large projects that benefit the entire County. These projects can include, but are not limited to, new elevated tanks or a large transmission waterline and pump station to replace existing infrastructure that is now too small to meet customer demand. Where possible the LCWSC plans improvements that will allow us to serve new customers, but unfortunately some County residents still live in areas where public water access is not an option. In such situations there are not enough potential new customers to offset the cost that LCWSC would incur to extend waterlines into these areas, even if these costs were spread out over 10 or even 15 years. For this reason, the LCWSC has a Water Line Extension Policy whereas it will extend new waterlines to customers that fund part of the project by paying up front for the cost of materials and other significant project costs, such as rock removal or driveway repairs. These costs typically represent 40% of the total project cost and depending on the size of the project and the number of landowners participating in the project, can be substantially less than drilling a new well.
If you are interested in finding out more about this policy or about participating in an existing project, please contact our Customer Service Department at 864-682-3250.