Financial Assistance

We understand that customers may have financial hardships that make it difficult to pay their bill. We are willing to work with customers to discuss their account options when these problems arise. Please call us (843) 727-6800.

Past Due Extensions
We offer a 10-day extension to customers who agree to pay their past-due balance (excluding storm drain charges) 10 days after the pay-by date on their bill. Customers must call to make arrangements, (843) 727-6800.

Payment Plans
If you need to set up a payment plan to help pay your bill, please call us at (843) 727-6800, Monday-Friday, 8a.m. to 5p.m.

Financial Assistance

  • Our primary community partner for assisting those most in need is Palmetto Community Action Plan (PCAP). Call them at 1-844-769-6448, or visit *Hover over the Programs & Services menu item, click Outreach and Temporary Assistance, then review Water Bill Assistance for details and to schedule an appointment.
  • The South Carolina Homeowner Rescue ProgramVisit their website for eligibility requirements and an income eligibility calculator.
  • SCStayFinancial assistance for tenants and landlords.

Leak Adjustments
We offer leak adjustments on the sewer charges for leaks that qualify. Qualifying leaks are those in which water did not go into the sewer system. Toilet leaks do not qualify. Proof of repair is required. A customer is eligible for one leak adjustment every three years. Request a leak adjustment.

City of Charleston Stormwater Homestead Exemption Policy
If you meet the conditions established by the City, the $11 per month stormwater fee that appears on City resident's bill may be eliminated.