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FYI: Bowman Banquet Hall, Bowman Nature Park and Bowman Inner City Park are closed until further notice in response to the public health threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Town of Bowman will undergo a Special Election on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 to elect a Councilmember to fill the unexpired term of the Late Michael Void.

 

Water Department

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday - 8:30am - 1:00pm (Closed during Summer)

Online Payment

Water & Wastewater

The Town of Bowman is elated to provide utility services to more than 500 residential and commercial customers. Water services are available both within town limits and certain areas out of Town. Garbage collection services are available to properties within the Town limits.

There is a $50 fee to establish an account at a location that already has a tap in place, if new customer. If the location has never had services before, additional installation fees apply.  Contact the Bowman Town Hall for an evaluation of your individual circumstances.

Water Application (PDF)

Responsibilities

The town is responsible for providing fresh, clean water up to each customer's meter.

The customer is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the water line from the meter to the structure being served.
  • For customers with wastewater service, maintaining the lateral sewer line from the structure being served to the main collector line.
  • Paying for the water that goes through the meter.

Payment Options

  • cash
  • cashier's check
  • check
  • credit/debit cards 
  • money order
  • online

      *Please note that payments made after normal business hours, will be posted to your account on the next business day.

Due Dates

  • Payment due date: 20th of each month.
  • Penalty added on the 21st; $5.00 will be added to the remaining balance.
  • Meters are read on or about the 18th of each month.
  • Bills are mailed on or about the 29th or 3rd of each month.
  • Past Due amount is due before the 10th of the month, which is water disconnection day.

         In-Town Residential Water - $14.50                      Out of Town Residential Water -  $15.50             
         In-Town Residential Sewer - $17.00                      Out of Town Commercial Water - $21.25
         In-Town Commercial Water -  $14.50                    Garbage - $10.74  per month                             
         In-Town Commercial Sewer - $17.00                                                                                                      

                *In-Town Residential Water and Sewer Rates are based on 0-2500 gallons.
                *In-Town Commercial Water and Sewer Rates are based on 0-2500 gallons.
                *Out of Town Residential and Commercial Rates are based on 0-3000 gallons.

                *In-Town Water over the 2500 gallons-.30 cents per hundred; $3.00 per thousand.
                *In-Town Sewer over the 2500 gallons - .10 cents per hundred; $1.00 per thousand.
                *Out of Town Water over the 3000 gallons-.30 cents per hundred; $3.00 per thousand.

If you detect a leak please fix (homeowners) or contact your landlord to get the problem fix, because it could increase the bill tremendously.

To our garbage customers, garbage is collected once a week on Friday mornings. It is asked that you place your garbage container to the curbing Thursday evenings to ensure pick up on Friday mornings.

The garbage company asks that only household garbage be placed in the container. If yard debris is placed into the container they will not service it.

When services are disconnected for non-payment, a disconnect fee is required, along with payment in full of past due balance. The reconnection fee is $25.00.

If services are disconnected, any payment made after normal business hours will not be credited to your account until the next business day.

Any checks returned for insufficient funds shall be charged $39.00 to your account.

If the Town has disconnected your water service for non-payment, it is against the law for anyone to turn it back on before payment is arranged. This is considered tampering with the water system and carries a maximum fine in excess of $1,000.00.

Please note the Town of Bowman has the right pursuant to the South Carolina Debt Collection Act to collect any sum due and owed by the applicant through offset of the applicant’s state income tax return. If the Town of Bowman chooses to pursue debts owed by the applicant through the Setoff Debt Collection Act, the applicant agrees to pay all fees and costs incurred through the setoff process, including fees charged by the Department of Revenue, the Municipal Association of South Carolina, and/or the Town of Bowman. If the Town of Bowman chooses to pursue debts in a manner other than the setoff, the applicant agrees to pay the costs and fees associated with the selected manner as well.

The Town of Bowman Water Department may be reached via phone at (803) 829-2666 or via fax at (803) 829-3159.

 
 

Town of Bowman

131 Poplar Street 
P.O. Box 37
Bowman, SC 29018

803.829.2666 office
803.829.3159 fax 
bowmansc@oburg.net