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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued For Portion of Neck Area


We issued a precautionary boil water advisory at 7 p.m. on January 17 for customers in a portion of the neck area following a period of low pressure resulting from a 24 inch water main break that occurred at 4:12 p.m. that day near Southern Lumber on King...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Tips for Freezing Weather

Take action now. Don’t let your pipes freeze!

Review the crucial information on our Frozen Pipes page.

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

2018 Budget Approved

Charleston Water System’s (CWS) Board of Commissioners approved the utility’s 2018 fiscal year budget at its regular meeting November 30. The budget includes a rate increase that will vary between three and three and a half percent for combined water and ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Historical Marker Placed On Marion Square


The Charleston Water System (CWS) placed a South Carolina Historical Marker on Marion Square in downtown Charleston October 12 to commemorate the nearby 6-inch diameter, 1,970-feet deep artesian well that became Charleston’s first public water s...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Notice of Impact Fee Increases

Water and sewer impact fees are increasing in three phases. The first increase took effect July 1, 2016, which is the current fee below. The second increase will occur July 1, 2017 and the third July 1, 2018.

Impact fees are one-time fees charged for new c...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Impact Fee Increases & Important Policy Changes for New Development

Charleston Water System’s Board of Commissioners recently approved changes to the Unit Contributory Loading for an Equivalent Residential Unit as well as a three-year incremental increase for impact fees. These changes only affect new development.