Water Rates

CCWSA strives to provide affordable water and sewer services to residents of Cherokee County and surrounding areas.  CCWSA rates are devised to cover the actual cost of providing high quality drinking water to our customers.  These costs include on-going operations and maintenance costs, reading the meter, preparing and issuing the bill, as well as capital improvements that expand the system as necessary.

CCWSA is a public, not-for-profit municipality and does not receive any revenue from county or city government.  Therefore, we make every effort to operate in the most efficient and cost-effective manner while continuing to focus on superior quality and service.

 

METER SIZE – 3/4″ or 5/8″
SERVICE TYPE – RESIDENTIAL (DOMESTIC)
   
GALLONS CHARGE
0 $9.00
1,000 $10.10
2,000 $11.20
3,000 – 10,000 $5.25 per 1,000
11,000 & Above $6.30 per 1,000
Billing Example:  12,000 Gallons Water Consumption
0 – 2,000 Gallons (Base Rate) $11.20
3,000 – 10,000 Gallons (8 at $5.25 per 1,000) $42.00
11,000 – 12,000 Gallons (2 at $6.30 per 1,000) $12.60
  Total Water Charge: $65.80

Download CCWSA’s current Rate Chart for 0 – 40,000 gallons.  For rates on sprinkler meters, commercial services and larger meters, please contact our customer service at 770-479-1813.

CCWSA WORKS HARD TO EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY ACCOMPLISH ITS JOB OF PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWASTER RECLAMATION TO ITS CUSTOMERS.  CCWSA HAS ONLY ADJUSTED WATER AND SEWER RATES TWICE IN THE LAST TEN YEARS, FIRST IN MAY 2009, AND MOST RECENTLY IN MAY 2014. OPERATIONAL COSTS HAVE INCREASED (AND CONTINUE TO) SINCE THE 2014 RATE ADJUSTMENT.  ELECTRICITY, TREATMENT CHEMICALS, MANPOWER, AND OTHER NECESSARY COSTS OF DAILY OPERATIONS HAVE GONE UP.  PRUDENT PLANNING BY THE CCWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS REVEALS THAT A RATE ADJUSTMENT IS DUE.  A DESCRIPTION OF THE RATE ADJUSTMENT PLAN AS IT APPLIES TO THE BASE RATE AND VOLUMETRIC CHARGES IS AS FOLLOWS:  BASE RATES WILL INCREASE BY $1.00, AND WATER AND SEWER RATES WILL INCREASE BY 3%, EFFECTIVE 1/1/19.
Download the adjusted Rate Chart for 0-40,000 gallons effective 1/1/19.

Returned checks:  There is a $35 fee for check and electronic payments that are returned due to insufficient funds, etc.