Sewer Collection Rate Increase

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in News

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