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Rate Changes & Water Conservation!

FRIPP ISLAND PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT

RATE CHANGES

The Fripp Island Public Service District will increase volumetric water rates as shown below effective July 1, 2021.    The sewer base rate will also increase by $1.50/quarter.  The new residential rate schedule is shown below.

 

                                      Quarterly base water charge             $46.00                                        0 – 10,000 gals                        $3.65/1,000 gallons

                                      10,000 – 50,000 gals               $3.85/1,000 gallons

                                      50,000 – 150,000 gals             $4.25/1,000 gallons

                                      150,000 + gals                         $4.55/1,000 gallons

                                      Quarterly sewer charge                                $105.00

You will see the new rates reflected in your billed charges beginning with the September 30, 2021 billing.

If you have any questions, or need information on commercial water & sewer rates, please contact our office at (843) 838-2400 or email us at contact@fipsd.org.

Our 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report can be viewed on our website at fipsd.org/water-quality.report

 

Request for Voluntary Water Conservation

 As the island population and landscape irrigation increase with the summer season, so does the water usage.  This results in a higher demand on the water system during peak usage times, such as early mornings, when many landscape irrigation systems are activated.

 The Fripp Island Public Service District is asking all of its water customers on Fripp Island to assist in lowering the water demand during periods of peak usage by observing the following landscape irrigation schedule.

  •  Customers with addresses ending in even numbers are asked to irrigate only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  •  Customers with addresses ending in odd numbers are asked to irrigate only on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

 Adopting voluntary irrigation practices ensures adequate water supply for fire protection and domestic use during peak hours and eliminates the potential need to make expensive improvements to the water system, which ultimately results in higher water bills.