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Sewer Capital Rehabilitation Rate Plan

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Sewer Capital Rehabilitation Rate Plan

Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission (LCWSC) adopted a 4-year Sewer Capital Rehabilitation Rate Plan.  In order to ensure that a sustainable sewer system is available for future generations, this plan will eliminate the need to use limited reserve funds for capital rehabilitation projects as required to maintain compliance with state and federal regulations.  A well maintained, highly functioning wastewater collection and treatment system is required to adequately serve our customers and protect the environment. Ongoing maintenance must be performed to ensure that the LCWSC continually meets these standards. As a non-profit public utility, LCWSC depends solely on your payments to cover the operation and maintenance costs of its wastewater systems. The goals of the rate-making process are to ensure that rates are fair and equitable and generate enough funds to reliably operate and maintain the wastewater systems.

  • Phase I (July 1, 2016): Sewer Collection increase monthly base fee $0.50, and 3% increase in volume fees. Sewer Treatment 4% increase in volume fees.
  • Phase II (July 1, 2017): Sewer Collection increase monthly base fee $0.50, and 3% increase in volume fees. Sewer Treatment 3% increase in volume fees.
  • Phase III (July 1, 2018): Sewer Collection 3% increase in volume fees. Sewer Treatment 3% increase in volume fees.
  • Phase IV (July 1, 2019): Sewer Collection 3% increase in volume fees. Sewer Treatment 3% increase in volume fees.

The projected total increase after 4 years is $4.69 per month, or an average increase of 3.1% over 4 years. This is a very modest rate increase to ensure the sustainability of a sewer system that will be invaluable to future generations of Laurens County.

The table below illustrates each phase and the corresponding monthly bill based on an average usage of 4,100 gallons per month, a typical monthly usage for our customers.

 

  July 2016July 2017July 2018July 2019
Current BillIncrease base fee $0.50,
3% & 4% Increase
Increase base fee $0.50,
3% Increase
3% Increase3% Increase
Average Bill
$36.17$37.65$39.01$39.91$40.86
Sewer Collection Base Fee$8.00$8.50$9.00$9.00$9.00
Sewer Collection Volume Rate$3.34$3.44$3.54$3.65$3.76
Sewer Treatment Volume Rate$3.53$3.67$3.78$3.89$4.01

Our New Payment System Fits the Bill!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Our New Payment System Fits the Bill!

Our New Payment System Fits the Bill!

 

As a part of our efforts to provide you with the best possible service, we have made some significant improvements to our payment system that will benefit you. The new system will be implemented starting November 1, offering you more convenient payment options and improved billing statements.

 

All customers should be aware that beginning November 1st:

  • Your account number will change
  • Your billing time frame may vary
  • Your monthly statement will appear different

The new system will allow you to manage your account online and will offer many new advantages. Customers will be able to set up draft payments from a checking account or credit card. We will now be able to accept e-check payments via our pay by phone system. There will also be improvements to many of the bank bill pay options.

Click here to see what the new bill will look like and points of interest.

Our goal is to make paying your monthly bill more convenient for you! If you have any questions regarding the new payment system please contact us at 864-682-3250.

 

Old Owings Tank Demolition August 5, 2015

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Old Owings Tank Demolition August 5, 2015

Video

Facts about the Old Owings Tank:

  • The old Owings tank was constructed in 1974 by Taylor Iron Works
  • Same era as Hickory Tavern Tank
  • 150,000 gallon capacity
  • 145 FT Overflow Height
  • Original 990 HGL Tank

 

 

 

2015 LCSWCD Photo Contest

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 2015 LCSWCD Photo Contest

2015 Photo Contest Flyer 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in GeneralInfo, News, Slider | Comments Off on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The LCWSC office will be closed all day on January 21st, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday