CPW Raises Water & Sewer Tap Fees

The Laurens Commission of Public Works this week voted to increase the price for water and sewer taps, effective September 1st. Commissioner Gerald Abercrombie had previously questioned the cost of installing taps. Over recent months, CPW staff conducted an extensive analysis of costs for installing new taps. At the Commission’s July meeting Monday evening, the results of that were presented, showing actual cost was about double what the CPW was charging. The Commissioners voted to raise the price of a water tap from $750 to $1,530. The cost for a sewer tap was moved up from $750 to $1,450.

General Manager John Young advised WLBG that even with the higher rates going into effect September 1st, the Laurens CPW tap fees will be less than other utilities, such as Greenville.