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Posted on: November 22, 2021

2022 Budget and 2022-2024 Rate Schedules Approved by Board

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Typical retail customers in city of Charleston to see annual $0.15 daily increase for combined water and sewer service.

Our Board of Commissioners approved the utility’s 2022 budget and rate schedules for 2022 through 2024 at its regular monthly ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

View Our Annual Water Quality Report (CCR)

Bushy Park Reservoir

Our 2020 water quality report is now available to view online! You can also request a hard copy by calling 843-727-6800. This year's report shows that we met or exceeded all water quality requirements by SCDHEC and the EPA. You can also learn more informa...

Our 2020 report is now available

Posted on: April 25, 2021

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Are the Only Wipes Safe for Our Sewer System

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes

In 2021, experts retained by Charleston Water System tested whether seven leading personal wipes sold in the U.S., marketed as being flushable, would actually dissolve in sewer systems.  Each “flushable” wipe was tested using the Publicly Availab...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Protect Your Drinking Water Source

Illegal Dumping near Bushy Park Reservoir

Monitoring and protecting your source water is a full time job at CWS. Our Source Water Manager is dedicated to protecting both of our watersheds (water sources), but this responsibility is shared with the public. Activities such as illegal dumping can ne...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Our New Wastewater Quality Report is Here

Aerial view of Plum Island, January 2020

How often do you stop to consider what happens in the sewer system when you flush your toilet, wash dishes, or take a shower? Did you know that we have more than 60 wastewater professionals dedicated to maintaining and operating 700 miles of sewer lines? ...

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