COMMERCIAL SEWER SERVICES

Commercial customers are defined as any property owned that produces income such as office buildings, hotels, restaurants, malls, retail stores, industrial properties, etc.

RATE SCHEDULE
MONTHLY
Sewer Service $52.10 x Number of SFEs
NONRECURRING - New Service Connection
Sewer Service Connection Charge $250.00 x Number of SFEs
Plant Impact Fee $800.00 x Number of SFEs
Total $1,050.00 x Number of SFEs

Additional information about new service connections is available in the New Service Connection section below.

OTHER FEES
Notification Fee

A fee of $25.00 will be charged each customer to whom the Utility mails the notice as required by Commission Rule R.103-535.1 prior to service being disconnected. This fee assesses a portion of the clerical and mailing costs of such notices to the customers creating that cost.

Account Setup Fee

A fee of $20.00 will be charged as a one-time fee to defray the costs of initiating service.

Reconnection charges

In addition to any other charges that may be due, a reconnection fee of $250.00 will be due prior to the Utility reconnecting service. Where an elder valve has been previously installed, a reconnection charge of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) will be due.

Late Fees

Any balance unpaid within 25 days of the billing date will be assessed a late payment charge of 1½% percent.

SETTING UP SERVICE

New sewer accounts can be opened or transferred by submitting a signed Commercial Customer Application. Submit the form using one of the methods below:

  • Email: NCF.CA.Forms@NiAmerica.com
  • Mail: 1713 Woodcreek Farms Rd., Elgin, SC 29045
  • Fax: (803) 699-6925
  • In person: 1713 Woodcreek Farms Rd., Elgin, SC 29045
Important Information

We will request ALL of the following information:

  • The street address where the service is requested
  • The name to appear on your account
  • Mailing address if different from the service address
  • EIN
  • Valid email address
  • Date service is to begin
  • Contact telephone numbers for home and work
  • Copy of closing statement or lease agreement (include the page with the name of landlord & tenant and the page with the landlord and tenant signatures)
  • An authorized user
  • There is a charge for set up that can be paid via check or billed to your first bill.
NEW SERVICE CONNECTIONS

The current fees to tap into our sewer line are listed in the rate schedule above. Please note these fees are subject to change. Please contact our engineering department at (803) 995-5052 for information on documentation required for review and approval of new services and our Tap Fee Coordinator at (803) 995-5062 for questions about the service connection fees.

A single family equivalent (SFE) is calculated using the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control Guidelines for Unit Contributory Loading for Domestic Wastewater Treatment Facilities --6 S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 61-67 Appendix A (Supp. 2016). Several factors are taken into consideration when determining the estimated average daily flow of a customer, depending on the type of business or establishment and based on determinates in the regulation. The SFE calculation of every customer must take into consideration the maximum potential daily flow to safeguard against hazardous overflows. For example, a restaurant open 24 hours reasonably will have more wastewater flow and a higher SFE count than one that is not; an office building with 50 employees reasonably will have more wastewater flow, and therefore a higher SFE count, than one with only 5 employees.

An application for service should be completed and all required connection fees should be paid in advance. Our Field Inspector will inspect the property and ensure that the sewer line has been installed in accordance with established specifications. If the property does not pass inspection, the Field Inspector will advise what corrections are required to pass inspection. Once the corrections have been made, a new inspection will be completed.

DISCONTINUING SERVICE

To arrange to discontinue wastewater service, call our Customer Service Department at (803) 699-2422. They are available to receive your request to discontinue wastewater service between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Phone requests will require an email from the customer as written acknowledgement of the request to terminate the service. You can also complete a Closed Account Form and submit it using one of the methods below:

  • Email: NCF.CA.Forms@NiAmerica.com
  • Mail: 1713 Woodcreek Farms Rd., Elgin, SC 29045
  • Fax: (803) 699-6925
  • In person: 1713 Woodcreek Farms Rd., Elgin, SC 29045

Only the account holder will be allowed to terminate service. When you call, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your account number, service address or name the account is listed in. Personal information will be requested to verify your identity before disconnect requests are processed.
  • The date service should be discontinued. (There may be up to five business days before the disconnect request is completed).
  • Your mailing address for the final bill.
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