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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day

To report a water or sewer emergency or to access our 24/7 pay-by-phone system, call (843) 727-6800.

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Temporary closure of West Ashley Greenway near Clemson Experimental Station for Sewer Work

Map of sewer work on West Ashley Greenway, May 2015

A contractor for Charleston Water System will be working in the West Ashley Greenway to connect a new sewer line to an existing line in the Greenway between May 7 and May 26, 2015.

The work area is located between the Clemson Experimental Station and ...More...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Spring Weather Brings Harmless Change in Tap Water Taste and Smell

In the Spring, our tap water sometimes develops what’s most often described as an “earthy” or "musty" taste and smell.

It’s caused by warm temperatures and increased sunlight, which promote algae growth and water turnover in our primary water...More...

Learn more about common water quality questions
Posted on: February 24, 2015

6,000 North Charleston Customers Getting New Automated Water Meters

Beginning February 25, 2015 through July, a contractor for Charleston Water System will be installing new automated meters for customers in the neck area and Stark Industrial areas of North Charleston. More...

View an interactive map of the project area
Posted on: January 6, 2015

Construction: Water Tank Replacement Project (Downtown)

Water tank replacement project map and photo

Charleston Water System is replacing the water storage tank located near the corner of Stuart and Hanover Streets.

The existing tank is 60 years old and in need of replacement due to structural and other deficiencies. It will be replaced with a simila...Read more »

Posted on: November 20, 2014

2015 Water and Sewer Rates

(November 20, 2014)—On January 1, 2015, Charleston Water System’s water and sewer rates will increase by an average of 4.5% and 4.75%, respectively.

The rate increases are averages because the exact percentage increase depe...More...

Posted on: August 8, 2014

Charleston Water System Named One of the Best Places to Work in SC

During an award ceremony in Columbia on Thursday, Charleston Water System was one of 50 companies across the state recognized as a "Best Places to Work in South Carolina."

The annual award program sponsored by the SC Chamber of Commerce, SC B...More...

Best Places to Work in SC
Posted on: November 26, 2013

New Capital Improvements Program and 2014 Rates

(November 26, 2013)—Charleston Water System’s Board of Commissioners has approved a $141.5-million Capital Improvements Program and a three-year series of rate increases to fund critical infrastructure needs as well as continued funding of annual...More...

Posted on: February 5, 2013

Charleston Water Awards $50.8 Million Construction Contract for Final Phase of Sewer Tunnel Project

Construction will soon begin on the fifth and final replacement phase of the deep tunnel system that collects raw sewage—not stormwater—and carries it to Charleston Water System’s wastewater treatment plant.

On January 29, 2013, Charleston Water’s Boa...More...

Sewer Tunnel Replacement Project