Facts and Tips
  • Landscaping accounts for about half the water consumers use at home. Showers account for another 18 percent, while toilets use about 20 percent.
  • Showering and bathing are the largest indoor uses (27%) of water domestically.
  • The average American uses 140-170 gallons of water per day.
  • A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons a day.
  • Water lawns during the early morning hours, or evening when temperatures and wind speed are the lowest. This reduces losses from evaporation.
  • Water lawns once per week to create a healthier, deeper root system.
  • You can refill an 8-oz glass of water approximately 15,000 times for the same cost as a six-pack of soda pop.


The list below consists of community assistance agencies within Palmetto Utilities' and Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation's service territories.  These agencies have been identified as potential providers of services that may be able to help our customers who are experiencing a financial hardship.  Please visit their websites or give them a call to determine which provider would be the best option for your need.

Central Midlands Council of Governments                            236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 376-5390

Area Agency on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center
Richland County
(866) 394-4166

Kershaw County Council On Aging
906 Lyttleton Street
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-8173

Wateree Community Actions
1915 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 807-9811

United Way of Kershaw County
110 E Dekalb Street #1
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-0951

United Way of Midlands
1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 733-5400

The Cooperative Ministry
3821 West Beltline Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 799-3853

Salvation Army
3024 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 765-0260


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