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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

Sewer Collection Rate Increase

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Sewer Collection Rate Increase

In order to ensure that a sustainable sewer system is available for future generations, the Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission (LCWSC) is announcing a 3% rate increase for the collection of sewage beginning August 1, 2015. 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. The below table shows the change in rates per 1,000 gallons. The average residential customer uses 4,100 gallons per month so the average residential sewer bill increase $0.40 per month.

Collection Fees Current 3% Increase
Per 1000 gallons $3.24$3.34

Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission (LCWSC) Water Distribution System Flushing

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission (LCWSC) Water Distribution System Flushing

To maintain high quality and reliable service to our customers, LCWSC will be flushing in areas designated by the map below. As a result of the line flushing process, customers may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless mineral deposits or air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water, please clear the pipes by running an outside spigot or cold water faucet for 5-10 minutes. Please check for discoloration before washing laundry. Do not attempt to dry stained laundry; simply rewash clothes immediately using detergent.

Some customers may also experience changes in pressure during this time. Please allow a few hours before contacting LCWSC. However, if you have NO water please call LCWSC immediately. If water pressure or water volume continues to be low in one area of your home, check faucet screens or aerators for trapped particles.

If your water continues to be discolored or if your pressure does not return to normal, call the LCWSC customer service at 864-682-3250. Select option 2 with service address, date and time of the issue.

LG-Flushing_Schedule_May_11_2015

Green Area:  Already performed
Red Area: “Currently in Progress” – ¬†Estimated completion Mid-June
Blue Area:  Water Line