Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2023

Posted on Jul 1, 2023 in GeneralInfo, News

Dear valued LCWSC customers –
We work to continuously support ongoing infrastructure improvements, maintenance, and operational costs to best serve you. It is our goal to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality, environmentally conscious water and sewer services to your homes and businesses.

Effective July 1, 2023, there will be a modest rate increase for our water services as well as wastewater treatment. We understand that any adjustment in rates may cause concern, we want to assure you that this decision was made after careful consideration.

Please see the chart below for detailed information about rate increases.

5 – Year Residential Water Rate Increase Plan

Current YearFY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
Base Fee$16.00$17.00$17.50$18.00$18.50$19.00
Per/1000 Gallons$5.90$6.00$6.15$6.30$6.45$6.60
Monthly Average Use4350 Gallons/Month
Current YearFY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
Average Increase Per Month$1.44$1.15$1.15$1.15$1.15
Average Increase Per Year3.4%2.7%2.6%2.5%2.5%

Residential Wastewater Treatment Rate Increase

Current YearFY24
Per/1000 Gallons$4.87$5.06
Monthly Average Use4350 Gallons/Month
Average Increase Per Month$0.83

We remain committed to transparency and accountability, and we want to emphasize that the rate increase is essential to:
* Maintain and upgrade aging water infrastructure
* Meet regulatory compliance and safety standards
* Ensure reliable service and emergency response capabilities

We value your trust in our team as your water and sewer service providers and greatly appreciate your continued support as we work diligently to uphold our commitment to excellence.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rate increase, our representatives are available to assist you! Please reach out to us at 864-682-3250 if you would like to speak with our team.

Thank you for your continued partnership as we strive to provide you with reliable, safe, and sustainable water and sewer services for generations to come!