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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.

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Charleston Water System begins waterline rehabilitation project

Charleston Water System will begin the second phase of waterline rehabilitation projects in Downtown Charleston next week. Affected streets include King Street and connecting roads, including Ashley, Magnolia, N. Enston, Laurel, Francis, Cleveland, Maple,...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Charleston Water System begins construction on new waterline

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Charleston Water System (CWS) will begin work on a new waterline this month. The waterline will stretch approximately 2.8 miles, from near the corner of Montague Avenue and Dorchester Road in North Charleston, to near the intersection of Ashley River Road...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

2017 budget passed by CWS Board of Commissioners, no rate increase for the new year

Charleston Water System’s (CWS) Board of Commissioners approved the 2017 fiscal year budget today at its regular meeting. In the approved budget, retail water and sewer customer rates remain the same as the 2016 rates. The newly approved budget of $132,85...Read on...

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.

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Charleston Water System Earns Triple-A Rating from Moody’s, S&P

Replacement of this 110-year-old settling basin is one of the 18 projects included in the CWS's Capital Improvements Plan

Charleston Water System has earned the highest possible bond ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s and is now one of only 10 combined water and wastewater utilities in the nation to hold an Aaa rating from Moody’s.

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