Public Utilities Information for Area Residents

WATER SUPPLY

Columbus: 828-894-8236

Source is intake on Horse Creek and well near Industrial Park. Maximum Daily Capacity is 230,000 GPD. Peak load is 155,000 GPD. Storage is 500,000 gallons in one ground storage tank. Well can produce 150,000 GPD. Charges: Inside city limits are $35 deposit plus $12/month for the first 3,000 gallons and $1.85 for each additional 1,000 gallons. Outside city limits are $20/month for the first 3,000 and $2.85 for each additional 1,000 gallons.

The following shows the cost breakdown for the sewer rates for Columbus, N.C.:

Residential Inside Water  $16.65 $2.43 per 1000 gallons thereafter

  • Residential Inside Sewer $24.10 $3.62 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Residential Outside Water $32.17 $4.84 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Residential Outside Sewer $46.82 $7.08 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Commercial Inside Water $26.99 $2.43 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Commercial Inside Sewer $39.20 $3.62 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Commercial Outside Water $52.86 $4.84 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Commercial Outside Sewer $75.68 $7.08 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Saluda/Tryon Line Fee $3.40 All customers
  • Garbage Fee $12.00 Inside Residential

* Residential water and sewer rates are based on a 3,000-gallon minimum. Commercial water and sewer rates are based on a 5,000-gallon minimum. ‘Inside’ means inside the city limits.

 

Saluda: 828-849-2581

Source is 8″ main supplying water from the City of Hendersonville.

The following shows the cost breakdown for the water/sewer rates for Saluda, N.C.

  • Inside Water Base $20.00 $5.62 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Outside Water Base $37.30 $6.69 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Inside Sewer Base $20.00 $5.62 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Outside Sewer Base $37.30 $6.69 per 1000 gallons thereafter
  • Commercial Sewer Rate- $8.43 per 1,000 gallons
  • Residential Garbage Rate $16.20
  • Business 1X Garbage Rate $20.70
  • WATER/SEWER USER FEE $3.50 PER ACCOUNT

 

Tryon: 828-859-6655

Sources are Big Fall Creek, Colt Creek, Fork Creek and Lake Lanier. Maximum Daily Capacity is 1,275,000 GPD. Average peak load is 500,000 GPD. There are 1,250,000 gallons in elevated and ground storage. The charge for the first 1,000 gallons is $14.71 and $3.92 for each additional 1,000 gallons. Outside City limits $32.30 for the first 1,000 gallons and $11.76 for each additional 1,000 gallons.

 

Landrum

Spartanburg Water Systems: 1-877-797-7773, 200 Commerce Street, Spartanburg, SC

 

GAS

Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc.

Toll free 1-877-776-2427

Provides power for Columbus and Tryon

Landrum

Freeman Gas Company: 864-457-2246, Landrum (propane only)

Prince Oil Company: 864-457-2490, Landrum (oil for furnaces only)

Greer Commission of Public Works: 864-457-4220, 301 McCall St., Greer, SC. (natural gas)

 

ELECTRIC POWER

Duke Energy Company: 1-800-777-9898, Tryon, Columbus, Saluda, Landrum

Rutherford Electric Membership Cooperative: 1-800-521-0920, Northeastern portion of county

Broad River Electric Cooperative: 864-582-8247, Southeastern tip of county

 

TELEPHONE SERVICE

Windstream: 1-800-501-1754, Landrum, Tryon, Columbus, Central Polk County  http://www.windstream.net

AT&T: 877-780-2355 (toll free), Northeast area of Polk County  http://www.attinternetservice.com

RiverStreet Networks (Saluda)  844-238-0131   http://www.myriverstreet.net

 

INTERNET SERVICE

BROADBAND (HIGH-SPEED)

Windstream: DSL 1-866-255-8356, Landrum, Tryon, Columbus, Central Polk County. Website: www.windstream.net

AT&T (Eastern edge of Polk County) www.attinternetservice.com

RiverStreet Networks (Saluda)  844-238-0131  http://www.myriverstreet.net

Pangaea: 828-859-3072, Commercial Business only for Polk and Rutherford Counties. Website: http://www.pangaea.us

CABLE

Spectrum  (Charter): 828-859-9295 in locations where cable TV is available, Website: www.charter.com

WIRELESS /SATELLITE

SkyRunner (NewEraCom): 1-828-258-8562, requires unobstructed line of sight to Tryon Peak, Website: www.skyrunner.net

Starband (EchoStar): 1-800-478-2722 or 863-2320 in any location that can receive Dish Network television, www.starband.com

Hughes Net: 1-866-819-0170 in any location that can receive DirecTV, Website: www.hughesnet.com