New Service



New Service Setup

To have your services turned on you must file an application, either in person with our Customer Service Department at our office in Gaffney, or you may fill out one of the online forms below. You may apply for service from 7 am – 5 pm, Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. 

Residential Service Application

Commercial/Industrial Service Application

Service Transfer Application

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 $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. 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)