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Powdersville Water District's
Current Water Rates

Current Rates (effective 1/1/2017)

The minimum rate of the first 2,000 gallons for a one month billing period is $18.38
The rate for all consumption over 2,000 gallons is $5.68 per 1,000 gallons
The regulatory fee is $.22 per customer per billing period

Ancillary Fees

  Fee Type FY 2017 Fee Fee Description Effective Date
1 New Service Fee (for Owners) $50.00 Establishing a new water account for any establishment by owner 12/21/07
2 New Service Fee (for Renters) $75.00 Establishing a new water account for any establishment by a renter 12/21/07
3 Account Transfer Fee $35.00 Transfer of any water account (owner or renter) 12/21/07
4 Service Call Fee (business hours) $35.00 Basic charge for any field service call 12/21/07
5 Lockday Service Fee $70.00 Charge for ALL costs involved in the process of disconnecting and reconnecting for non-payment 1/1/14
6 Service Call Fee (after hours) $47.00 Does not include Late Payment Cut-on shown below 12/21/07
   service calls include the following (each occurrence):      
       - Meter removal   Cost of removing meter for non-payment or at customer's request  
       - Reinstall meter   For reinstallation of meter  
       - Turn-on/Turn-off meter   For routine trips to customer meter to turn service on or off  
       - Meter damage   Labor rate for repairing meter plus material cost  
       - Temporary account transfer   Transfer of accounts for renters, landlords, realtors, owners  
7 Reactivation Service Fee  $50.00 Reactivate an account that is dormant  (service call included)  
8 Backflow Preventer Testing     6 inch or less $200.00 Fee only applies if owner fails to have device tested  
                                                  > 6 inch $300.00 during the time frame required (RPs & DCVAs)  
9 Fire Protection Fees          Commercial or residential dedicated fire lines  
  3/4'" to 4" fire line tap $10 per month   8/11/06
  6" fire line tap $20 per month   8/11/06
  8" fire line tap $35 per month   8/11/06
  10" fire line tap $45 per month   8/11/06
  12" fire line tap $55 per month   8/11/06
10 Private Hydrant  $8.33 per mo  Hydrants on private mains on private property that are served by our system existing
11 Meter Testing                        3/4" & 1" $75.00 Testing a customers meter per request, fee waived if meter is in error   
12 Water Theft Fee   Unauthorized or illegal use of water  
      - first offense $100.00 plus the current volumetric rater per kgal of estimate water use 12/1/16
      - first offense for homes & buildings under construction $500.00 plus the current volumetric rater per kgal of estimate water use 1/1/16
      - second offense $500.00 plus the current volumetric rater per kgal of estimate water use 12/1/16
      - second offense for homes & buildings under construction $1,000.00 plus the current volumetric rater per kgal of estimate water use 12/1/16
13 Meter Tampering Fee $100.00 Penalty for tampering with meter, meter box, setter, service line, or other appurtenances. Additional charges for parts, labor and overhead incurred to repair damages may apply. 4/21/16
14 Late Payment Fee 5%/month All delinquent accounts after grace period 1/1/11
15 Returned Check Fee $30.00   12/21/07
16 New Meter Fee                  3/4" $300.00 Install AMI capable meter in existing box on existing service line and box 11/8/04
                                                1" $380.00 same 12/21/07
                                              2" or > actual cost same  
17 New Taps to the Main      3/4" $1,000.00 Install new tap on main, run service line, set meter & box at property line existing
                                                1" $1,200.00 same  
                                              2" or > actual cost same  
18 Tap Fees to the Main actual cost all sizes  
  (major highways or complex installation)      
19 System Capacity Fee $3.41/REU REU = 300 gallons per day max. daily water use (commercial estimated) 5/1/16
     - single family homes $1,023.00 based on 300 gpd x $3.41 per gallon  
     - mobile homes $767.25 based on 225 gpd x $3.41 per gallon  
     - all commercial establishments calculated based on max. daily use x $3.41 per gallon (DHEC Contrib. Loadings)  
     - irrigation taps none unless irrigation water is guaranteed to be available  
      *Capacity is assigned by parcel or per unit, non-transferrable  
20 Shut-off valve and box for existing customer $100.00 Installation of shut-off valve and box on back side of tap for existing customer 1/1/14
21 Bulk Water Fee (from fire hydrant)      
     - permanent water filling station (one day permit; includes 10,000 gals) $85.00 Contractors only - 1 day limit - 2 filling locations - see Hydrant Use Policy 1/1/16
     - permanent water filling station (14 day permit; includes 30,000 gals) $175.00 Contractors only - 14 day limit - 2 filling locations - see Hydrant Use Policy 1/1/16
     - permanent water filling station (30 day permit; includes 60,000 gals) $345.00 Contractors only - 30 day limit - 2 filling locations - see Hydrant Use Policy 1/1/16
     -long term construction meter (90 day permit) $1,000.00 Contractors only - $500 rental fee (nonrefundable) $500 deposit (refundable)-see Hydrant Use Policy 8/17/12
     -charge for gallons used in excess of allowance $5.68/1000   1/1/17
22 Water Leak Adjustment (based on actual usage) $3.69/1000  If bill is 3 times your avg. bill, one adjustment allowed per year 1/1/17
23 Water Leak Adjustment (based on actual usage) $3.13/1000 If bill is 15 times your avg. bill, one adjustment allowed per year 1/1/17