Welcome to the web site of Abbeville Public Utilities. Our utility serves approximately 3,800 residential and commercial customers with electric, water, sewer and sanitation services in the Abbeville, South Carolina area.
On this site you can view and pay your bill, view consumption and payment history, access online forms and applications and keep up with important news related to the services we provide. Abbeville Public Utilities offers do-it-yourself online energy audits, calculators and energy saving tips through Energy Depot®. Find out more HERE.
Customers can also find answers to frequently asked questions and acccess our phone directory. Please feel free to contact us if you need additional information about the services we provide.
LAKE SECESSION WATER LEVEL
The spill gates at the dam on Lake Secession have not been repainted in over 20 years. As with any metal structure exposed to air and moisture, keeping a protective coating on the metal is important to extending its usable life. With this in mind, Abbeville Public Utilities is planning on repainting the spill gates starting November 21st. In order to perform this maintenance, the water level of Lake Secession needs to be lowered below the spill gate depth. That depth is 25 feet below full pool. The lake is already approximately 12 feet below full pool due to the lack of rain the past few months. Drawing down the water will take approximately 14 days and will be accomplished through our normal operation of the hydro-electric facility. In an effort to ensure wildlife are not endangered in this process, we consulted both SCDNR and the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the project. After reviewing the details, both agencies along with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave approval of the plan. Once the drawdown is complete on November 20th, work will begin on the gates on November 21st. It will take approximately 10 weeks to complete the work. Upon completion of the project, we will begin filling the lake to its normal levels. The amount of time required to reach normal levels will depend upon the flow of the Rocky River and local rain events.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ONLINE PAYMENTS
It may take up to 48 hours for Paypal to notify us of your payment and for us to post it to your account. Our website does NOT have "up-to-the-minute" information. Charges or payments made today may NOT be posted online until the close of the following business day. If paying within 48 hours of the due date, please pay in the office to avoid late fees.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS SHOULD BE PAID IN THE OFFICE TO PREVENT POSSIBLE DISCONNECTION.
ACCOUNTS OFF FOR NON-PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN THE OFFICE BEFORE 3:00 PM FOR SAME DAY RECONNECTION.
DO NOT PAY ONLINE FOR RECONNECTION.
If you do not receive a payment confirmation, please do NOT re-enter your payment without calling PayPal at 402-935-7733 to ask if the payment was approved. This will prevent duplicate payments.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call us at (864)366-5058 or stop by our office at 306 Cambridge Street.