Business Water & Sewer

General Information

To Report Water & Sewer Emergencies (Water Breaks & Sewer Backups) Between 8:30AM-5PM Contact (803) 550-9542 or (803) 796-9020, Option 3.

To Report Water & Sewer Emergencies After Hours or when City Hall is Closed (Weekends, Holidays and after 5pm), Contact Public Safety at (803) 794-0456 or (803) 796-9020 Option 8.

Before you Dig contact Palmetto Utility Protection Service (PUPS) at 811 or (800) 922-0983 or visit http://www.sc1pups.org

Billing/Account Setup Questions Contact (803) 796-9020 Option 1

SETUP SERVICE AND RATES/FEES

Setup Business Service

All applicants must apply in-person at Cayce City Hall.

In order to set up service, the following items will need to be presented at time of arrival: Valid Driver's License & Social Security Card or Federal Tax ID

Setup Fee:

  • Inside City Limits: $50
  • Outside City Limits: $75

Setup New Service or Increase Capacity

The following fees are effectice as of July 1, 2018. Please add $191.00 for AMR meter.

For commercial and industrial taps contact Karalyn Miskie at 803-550-9515. For any availability questions contact Judy Hall at 803-550-9542.

Commercial Water Capacity Fees
Type Description Fee
Water (Inside City Limits) Capacity Cost (per REU) $465.00
Water (Outside City Limits) Capacity Cost (per REU) $930.00

 

Commercial Sewer Capacity Fees
Type Description Fee
Sewer (Inside City Limits) Capacity Cost (per REU) $1570.00
Sewer (Outside City Limits) Capacity Cost (per REU) $2500.00
Billing Information

The City of Cayce bills all metered water customers every 2 months (bimonthly). Sewer charges on these bills are based on water consumption. See Chapter 40 of The City of Cayce’s Code of Municipal Ordinances. Some non-metered, outside city sewer accounts are billed monthly and are on a flat rate. See the rate table for Inside-City and Outside City Water and Sewer. Bills are considered past due 20 days after the billing date. Bills that are unpaid after 20 days will have a 10% penalty added and a disconnect notice will be sent. Bills not paid by the close of business on the 30th day are subject to disconnection. (Note: There will also be a fire charge on all commercial accounts.)

If an account is disconnected, the bill must be paid in full plus a non-payment fee of $40 for in-city customers ($45 after business hours) and $50 for out-of-city customers ($60 after business hours). Payments can be made at Cayce City Hall or after business hours (until 10pm) at the Cayce Public Safety Complex. There will be an additional $75 trip charge for repeat, unnecessary visits.

Returned checks subject the account holder to immediate disconnection. To restore service, the full amount of the check plus a $30.00 return check charge and the non-payment fee must be paid.

Commercial Rates

The following rates are effectice as of July 1, 2018.

Inside City Limits
Water Sewer Total
Base Rate ¾” Meter
$11.57
Base Rate ¾” Meter
$12.55
$24.12
Base Rate 1” Meter
$28.89
Base Rate 1” Meter
$31.36
$60.25
Base Rate 1 ½” Meter
$57.81
Base Rate 1 ½” Meter
$62.74
$120.55
Base Rate 2” Meter
$92.49
Base Rate 2” Meter
$100.33
$192.82
Base Rate 3” Meter
$173.41
Base Rate 3” Meter
$188.15
$361.56
Base Rate 4” Meter
$462.42
Base Rate 4” Meter
$501.67
$964.09
Base Rate 6” Meter
$693.64
Base Rate 6” Meter
$752.51
$1446.15
Base Rate 8” Meter
$867.04
Base Rate 8” Meter
$940.65
$1807.69
Volume Charge [Per 1,000 Gallons]
$4.47
Volume Charge [Per 1,000 Gallons]
$3.06
$7.53

 

Outside City Limits
Water Sewer Total
Base Rate ¾” Meter
$23.14
Base Rate ¾” Meter
$25.10
$48.24
Base Rate 1” Meter
$57.78
Base Rate 1” Meter
$62.72
$120.50
Base Rate 1 ½” Meter
$115.62
Base Rate 1 ½” Meter
$125.48
$241.10
Base Rate 2” Meter
$184.98
Base Rate 2” Meter
$200.66
$385.64
Base Rate 3” Meter
$346.82
Base Rate 3” Meter
$376.30
$723.12
Base Rate 4” Meter
$924.84
Base Rate 4” Meter
$1003.34
$1928.18
Base Rate 6” Meter
$1387.28
Base Rate 6” Meter
$1505.02
$2892.30
Base Rate 8” Meter
$1734.08
Base Rate 8” Meter
$1881.30
$3615.38
Volume Charge [Per 1,000 Gallons]
¾” - 8" $8.94
Volume Charge [Per 1,000 Gallons]
¾” - 8" $6.12
$15.06

View Utility Rates Effective July 1, 2018 (pdf)

Fire Hydrant Fees (Outside City Limits)

Type Amount
Industrial, Manufacturing Warehouses, Truck Terminals (Square footable over 10,000 sq. ft. is assessed $1.01 per 1,000 sq. ft. or fraction thereof.) $100.00
Schools (Private & Public) $100.00
Auto Freight Terminals $120.00
Apartments & Trailer Parks $6.00 1st unit, $4.00 each additional unit
Motels $6.00 1st unit, $1.39 each additional unit
Restaurants, Service Stations, Small Retail or Wholesale Businesses $40.00

 

WATER FACILITIES

Water Treatment Facility

The Stanley Goodwin Water Treatment Facility was constructed in 1990 with the capability of producing six million gallons of potable water daily. An upgrade to the facility was needed in 2000 and production capacity was increased to 9.6 million gallons per day.

Along with an increased water production capability, a new raw water pump station was constructed on the Congaree River. The city water service area is concentrated within the immediate City of Cayce. Water is also provided to nearby areas such as Columbia International Airport, Lexington Industrial Park, Saxe Gotha Industrial Park, and other portions of Lexington County.

Water TowerCurrently, the water treatment facility is a twenty-four hour continuous operation, with a dedicated staff of ten state certified operators. We take pride in providing clean, safe, potable drinking water for our fellow citizens. We encourage you to come by for a visit and see the facility.

Contact Vince Osborne, Assistant Superintendent Water Treatment Plant, at 803-739-5380 to set up a date and time.

Wastewater Treatment Facility

The new City of Cayce Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant began operation in October 2012 to replace the existing plant built in the early 1970’s. The facility has a 25-million gallon per day capacity and can treat from up to 80,000 homes and businesses and one-half million people. The Treatment Plant serves the City of Cayce and portions of Lexington County.

The facility uses an advanced biological treatment process and is capable of removing pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorous from treated wastewater, making it one of the most advanced treatment facilities in the Midlands. The advanced membrane digestion system at the facility is the largest of its kind in the world. Membrane digestion represents an innovative and sustainable approach to solids handling by reducing the use of polymers; producing reuse-quality water and lowering the amount of nutrients released into our waterways. A state-of-the-art automatic control system helps plant staff monitor the treatment process and the equipment and quickly notifies staff when problems arise.

The facility will not only provide long-term economic benefits to Lexington County by ensuring the continued availability of wastewater treatment capacity, but also protect the waters of the region from the by-products of this growth.

We encourage you to come by for a visit and see the facility. Contact Glemmie Haimes, Assistant Superintendant Wastewater Treatment Plant, at 803-739-5382 to set up a date and time.

Septage Facility

The City of Cayce restaurant grease and septage treatment facility is open for business. This 600,000 gallon state-of-the-art facility is providing South Carolina with a growing need to provide proper disposal and treatment of these wastes. We maintain a separate 300,000 gallon storage tank for Grease and Septage respectively, and are permitted for 100,000 gallons per day.

In the past, South Carolina had limited disposal and treatment options for grease and septage treatment. It is very costly to properly dispose these wastes, due to transportation and treatment.

This grease and septage facility provides a local, more affordable solution of treating these wastes. The facility is conveniently located behind the new City of Cayce Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant at 539 Old State Road, Cayce, SC 29033.

Days of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 3:45pm

Please contact David Hartness (([email protected]) at (803) 739-5381.