Water Department

Water bills can be paid at the Coward Town Hall at the walk-up counter, drive-through window, online, or sent by mail.  Method of payments accepted are cash, personal check, money order or cashier’s check.  Debit or credit cards are accepted through an outside vendor for a small fee.

New!  Town of Coward now offers an online Water Bill Payment method for a small fee! Click here to access it: Online Bill Pay

  • 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 accepted for a small fee.

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


  • In town residential:
    $12 (up to 2499 gallons) per month
  • In town commercial:
    $13 (up to 1500 gallons) per month
  • Out of town residential:
    $18 (up to 2499 gallons) per month
  • Out of town commercial:
    $18 (up to 1500 gallons) per month

Other fees:

  • Deposit – $75 required for all new residents
  • Late fee – $10
  • Reconnection fee – $30
  • 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 $1,450

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 $35.80 (up to 2500 gallons) per month. There is an additional $7.22 per each 1000 gallons thereafter.

Garbage pick-up outsourced to Waste Management and only residents inside the town limits are included in this service.  $35 non-refundable fee required and a monthly fee of $24.  Pick up is every Tuesday.

Contact Information:

3724 US Hwy 52/P.O. Box 67
Coward, SC 29530
Phone 843-389-2585 After Hours Emergency Phone 843-687-8760

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