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At BPW, we are more than just a Power, Water and Wastewater Utility. We are part of the community. Our Board of Commissioners is elected by the customers we serve. It's been that way since 1907. As a customer-owned utility, our decisions are made locally; that's what makes us responsive to you. Most of our employees are customers as well, and that drives them to provide nothing but the best in their responsibilities. Local Control, Local Service, Local Workers - That's what makes BPW Your Hometown Utility!
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As part of its community investment, the Board offers several recreational facilities for Cherokee Count residents. These facilities include Lake Whelchel with its picnic facilities, boat landing, walking trail and our rifle and pistol range. Please call (864) 488-8800 for more information on these facilities.
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The Board has a total treatment capacity of 18 million gallons of water per day. In addition to over 200 miles of water lines, the Board has four above ground storage tanks, including the Peachoid, and 2 million gallons of ground level storage.
Services To Our Community
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At BPW, we are committed to providing high-quality, professional service to all of our customers. Our customer service representatives are fully trained in our policies and procedures and are knowledgeable about every aspect of the utility services offered by BPW. They can accept your payment, set up a new account for customers who are moving, help you understand your bill, or arrange a service call with one of our field technicians. Friendly and helpful, our customer service team provides the personal connection that makes BPW Your Home Town Utility.
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(Update: 3/30/2020) South Carolina Governor McMaster has ordered the closure of all public access points to the states beaches, as well as closure of all public boat ramps, landings, and other public access points on state lakes, rivers, and access points.  Because of this order the boat ramp, landing, and picnic shelter at Lake Whelchel is closed to the public until further notice.  In addition, the Board of Public Works Rifle Range will also be closed to the public until further notice.  (Update: 3/26/2020) We are continually reviewing our policies and procedures with respect to concerns about COVID-19. On March 18th, in response to the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak, we adjusted our disconnect policy and suspended disconnections, electric and water, as Governor McMaster requested of all utility providers. However, state officials emphasized all customers still have an obligation to pay their bill for utility services eventually. We cannot provide electricity and water for free because if we did, as a non-profit, other customers would have to cover those costs through higher rates. We want to continue to have the lowest residential electric rates in South Carolina. In order to keep your bill from growing to an unmanageable amount, please continue to pay on time. Our suspension of disconnections has been extended until an undetermined future date. Residential customers will not be charged a late penalty or fee. We will provide customers at least a 2-week notice, on our webpage and Facebook page, when the disconnection policy returns to normal. Financial Assistance: In an effort to assist customers who have a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, the Board is donating an additional $25,000 to our Project Hope Fund. Project Hope is funded by the Board and customers who participate in the round-up program. This fund provides financial assistance to Board of Public Works customers through Peach Center Ministries. You can contact Peach Center Ministries at 489-2549. Their office is located at 518 N. Limestone Street here in Gaffney.
To safeguard the health of our customers and employees, with respect to Corvid-19 (Coronavirus), the Board of Public Works lobby will be closed to the public until further notice.  Our Drive-Thru Window will remain open 7:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Thursday.  Customers may also make payments using the automated kiosk located at our office, by calling 1-888-222-0456, or by accessing our Smart Hub App at
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The Gaffney BPW now offers the convenience of online payment of your utility bill through our online system. You must have your new account number and last bill amount in order to register.
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If you would like to pay your bill without registering click the Pay Now icon below. You will need your new account number.
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