Water Department

Water bill can be paid at the Coward Town Hall at the walk-up counter, drive-through window or sent by mail.  Method of payments accepted are cash, personal check, money order or cashier’s check.  Debit or credit card are not accepted.

  • Bills due monthly on or before the 15th of the month
  • $10 late fee added after the 15th
  • Cut off date-19th of the month

Methods of accepted payments-cash, check, money order (debit or credit cards are not accepted).

We have a drive-thru and drop box (located at the drive thru) for customer’s convenience.


  • In town residential:
    $10 (up to 2499 gallons) per month
  • In town commercial:
    $11 (up to 2499 gallons) per month
  • Out of town residential:
    $16 (up to 2499 gallons) per month
  • Out of town commercial:
    $16 (up to 2499 gallons) per month

Other fees:

  • Deposit – $75 required for all new residents
  • Late fee – $10
  • Reconnection fee – $25
  • Cut on fee – $10
  • Cut off fee – $10
  • Pull meter fee – $50
  • Town Meter Tampering Charge – $200 (in addition to criminal charges and additional fines and fees)
  • Tap fee – Minimum $850

Sewer system is owned and operated by City of Lake City and only services a small portion of in town residents and businesses.  The rate is $26.55 (up to 2500 gallons) per month. There is an additional $6.72 per each 1000 gallons thereafter.

Garbage pick-up outsourced to Waste Management and only residents inside the town limits are included in this service.  $30 deposit required and a monthly fee of $18.  Pick up is every Tuesday.

Contact Information:

3724 US Hwy 52/P.O. Box 67
Coward, SC 29530
Phone 843-389-2585

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Thurs: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. & Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays