Water & Sewer

Grease Control Program - Draft Ordinance.  Under review until second reading after public comment on Monday, August 29, 2022.

WATER NOTICE:  The City of Barnwell has been advised that a third party company has been used for paying water bills for the City.  THIS COMPANY is NOT a CITY APPROVED Vendor.  Bills can be paid but we do not know what extras this company is charging our customers and the payments may come too late.  The City is in the process of working towards online payment options, but we have not done so yet.  The City will send information to our customers once this is available.  The company that is claiming the pay-on-line is doxo.com.  WE SUGGEST NOT USING THIS COMPANY.

To obtain locates prior to digging, please call City Hall at 803-259-3266.

To report a water leak or sewer problem, please call 803-259-3266 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM. For emergencies - after hours and on weekends, please call 803-541-1080.



  • Philip Stanley, Director: 803-259-1476
  • Marcus Wilson, Wastewater Treatment Operator in Charge: 803-259-1476
  • Thomas Gatlin, Water & Sewer Supervisor: 803-259-3266

Water System

The goal of the City of Barnwell is to provide its customers with high quality, safe drinking water that exceeds every federal and state standard. The city has the capacity of distributing up to 750,000 gallons of water. This water is distributed through Barnwell's waterworks system which is comprised approximately of 2400 residential, and commercial customers.

Wastewater System

The Wastewater system for the City of Barnwell consists of the Wastewater Treatment Facility and 6 lift stations. The Wastewater Treatment Facility is a conventional activated sludge treatment facility designed to meet federal and state regulations. In 2002, the city spent over $6.7 million on an upgrade of the Wastewater Treatment Plant which increased the capacity for treatment to 3.0 (mgd) million gallons per day. At present, the plant treats approximately 1.2 million gallons per day, leaving 1.8 million gallons available. Commercial waste counts for about 40% of all treated waste.


Barnwell County Drought Status


DNR website

Public Service FYI!



Each monthly bill shall become due and payable on or before the 15th day of each month. A 10% penalty will be added if not paid by the 15th day of each month. If not paid by the 10th day of the following month, service will be discontinued WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE and a disconnection fee for nonpayment of $30.00 will be added to the account. Service will remain discontinued until all bills in arrears, including the ten percent penalty and nonpayment fee, are paid.


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