City of Aiken Water & Sewer Billing
The City offers sewer service and treats sewage through the Horse Creek Valley Public Service Authority, operated by Aiken County. Different areas of the City may cost more or less to serve, however, the City applies a single rate for all homes inside the City. Your sewer bill is based on your water consumption. City Council recognizes that a great deal of the water that you use during summer months may not simply “go down the drain”, and into the sewer system. Your monthly sewer bill, therefore, is based on the average water consumption billed for the months of February, March and April with sewer consumption for residential use limited to a maximum of 2,400 cubic feet per month throughout the year. You may be able to reduce your bill throughout the year by conserving your water use during the winter months. Each new customer is charged an impact fee for sewer to pay for capacity in the sewer system, and a connection fee, to pay the actual connection costs. If you are converting from a septic tank, you may need to change the service lines to your home. New customers are set up with an estimate average of 800 cubic feet until their average is calculated. This will be at your expense through a plumber or other contractor of your choice. The actual costs for sewer and water services depend to a great deal on population density. Less-densely populated areas are expensive to serve, with non-city residents paying the full cost of these services to allow the City to recover these expenses.
City residents receive a discount on rates for water and sewer services. This discount typically is half of the full rate charged to non-residents. If you live outside of the City and wish to obtain City sewer and or water service, please contact the Planning Department.