Fees & Rates

Utility Rates

Choose a rate code option below for a breakdown of our electric, water, and sewer rates.  Service addresses within municipality limits pay inside city rates.  Service addresses outside city limits pay outside city rates.

Connection Services

BPW 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 $1000 $2000
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. BPW 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)