The Elloree Commission of Public Works was established in 1924, and provides water and sewer services to approximately 650 customers, serving an approximate population of 1450 people. Water for the Elloree Water System is supplied by three wells, and the wastewater facility uses treated land application.

Click here for the current CCR Report

Click here for 2016 rates for water and sewer.

The Elloree Water System requires a Security Deposit of $100.00 to secure timely payment of monthly charges on all new customer accounts. New accounts must be in the name of the lessee or property owner and will also require a non-refundable service charge of $50.00 to establish service.

Click here for a list of service fees for new customers.

Existing customers who are in good standing and have an established security deposit of $100.00 moving from one location to another shall pay $15.00 in-town cut on fee or $20.00 out of town cut-on fee.

When service is disconnected for non-payment, a disconnect fee is required, along with payment in full of past due balance. The reconnect fee shall be $30.00

Any checks returned for insufficient funds shall be charged $25.00.

The Elloree Water System may be reached via phone at (803) 897-1066 or via fax at (803) 897-2226.

In the event of an emergency, please contact (803) 897-1066, (803) 308-1793, or (803) 308-2385.

New Water Advisory

Effective April 25, 2017 Elloree Water System is under a Boil Water Advisory due to a break in a 6” main line. Bring your water to a rapid boil for one full minute and let cool. Do this before drinking or using the water for cooking. This is for all of EWS customers until further notice.

Cole Dantzler
Elloree Water System
(803) 897-1066


Welcome to the Elloree Water System’s virtual home. We welcome all existing and new customers to our page, where you can find information on our water and sewer service, rates, and service fees, as well as information on the Water System’s officials and staff.


The Elloree Water System is governed by three Water Commissioners, all of whom are elected by the voters of Elloree for six-year terms. Our current Commissioners are Chairman Jane C. Singh, William G. “Bill” Irick Jr., and Hugh McLaurin IV.

Water Commission meetings are open to the public and are held in the Water System meeting room on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm.

Technicians for the Elloree Water System are Mannie Barnes and Brandon Outen.

Our office is staffed by System Administrator Cole Dantzler and is located at 2623 Cleveland Street. The office is open on Mondays- Fridays 8:00-5:00 closed from 12:00-1:00 daily for lunch.

The Elloree Water System is a member of the Rural Water Environment Association.

Congratulations to Commission Chairman Jane Singh, who was named the "Commissioner of the Year" by the Rural Water Association. She was nominated by General Manager Larry McDowell and was selected because of her dedication to the Water System and its customers.