Fees & Rates

Connection Services

Board of Public Works is proud to offer you the best utility service available. In almost all instances we offer same-day service. 

General Service Charge: 

Connect new service or transfer existing service: $50.00

Deposit Schedule:

  • Residential Homes with Gas (Confirmation Required)


  • Residential All-Electric Home


  • Residential Water


  • Commercial Accounts                                                            Average of the 3 highest monthly bills, doubled




Type of Build Inside City Outside City
Residential $500 $1000
Commercial/Industrial *Call for pricing* *Call for pricing*

*This fee applies to customers who are building a new home or commercial business in the BPW's electric service area.*



Size Inside City Outside City
3/4 inch Service $1,750.00 $2,750.00
1 inch Service $2,500.00 $4,500.00
2 inch Service * $7,500.00 $12,000.00
4 inch Service * $25,500.00 $40,000.00
6 inch Service * $50,000.00 $80,000.00
8 inch Service * $75,000.00 $120,000.00
10 inch Service * *Call for pricing* *Call for pricing*
12 inch Service * *Call for pricing* *Call for pricing*

* Customer to furnish meter pit built to BPW specifications.



(Based on Water Service Size)
Inside City  Outside City 
3/4 inch Service $1,750.00 $2,750.00
1 inch Service $3,500.00 $7,500.00
2 inch Service $11,250.00 $22,500.00
4 inch Service $50,000.00 $100,000.00
6 inch Service $150,000.00 $225,000.00
8 inch Service $200,000.00 $300,000.00
Septic Tank Disposal

Annual Applicant Permit:    $250.00                                                                                                                                                   

Per 1,000 Gallons:             $250.00                                                                                                                                           

Industrial Pretreatment Annual Permit Fee:   $2,500.00

*Note: Connection charges do not include encasement pipe or asphalt overlays.  Actual cost of encasement pipe or asphalt overlay will be added to water and/or sewer connection charges when required by SCDOT.

Note: Includes $25.00 Inspection Fee Backflow provided and paid for by the customer.

Non-Payment Charges:

  • All services are subject to disconnection, and a non-payment service charge will be charged for all accounts in which full payment is not received by 7 a.m. the first business day following the due date posted on the bill.  This includes payments received through the U.S. mail.
  • Reconnection service fees are as follows: 

      Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.  $50:00

      Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  $75.00

  • Reconnects will not be made between 5 p.m. & 8 a.m.  

Meter Tampering:

All cases of meter tampering will be charged a minimum fee of $250, plus reimbursement of all additional costs.

Returned Check Fee: 

All returned checks will be charged a fee of $30.00.

Other Fees:

If electricity has not been connected at an address for more than 6 months, the customer is responsible for obtaining a power release from the City of Gaffney or Cherokee County. This involves having a licensed electrician work with the City or County offices to inspect your property. Board of Public Works cannot connect electricity at an address that has been disconnected for longer than 6 months without a power release.

Payment Methods: 

  • Bank Drafts
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • Online (Visa, MasterCard)