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4:00 am on Friday October 28, 2011

Old Point, Pigeon Point, Mossy Oaks recommended for first power line improvements

Flickr user jeklee Power lines: A historic distraction. Update October 28: The Island Packet has a very similar report, but with the notable addition of how much improvements will cost in each area and how many homes would be affected. Read that...
10:47 am on Wednesday October 26, 2011

High, low: Beaufort council votes to move power lines out of sight (Updated)

TheDigitel Beautiful beaufort, and power lines. Update: As you might expect, burying power lines is not an extremely quick process and certainly not free, which doesn't make it very exciting to utility companies. The Island Packet has a story that...
2:49 am on Friday January 22, 2010

As folks strain, Charleston utility bills continue their rise

Image by Flickr user roberthuffstutterNot only have water and electric rates been getting more expensive in the Charleston area, but cable, too. And while I'll agree that cable TV isn't exactly a necessity of life, I do see how a rise in rate makes...
4:42 am on Wednesday January 6, 2010

When conservation doesn’t pay: the rising cost of water bills

Image by Flickr user stop that pigeon!It seems counter intuitive, even ironic that the cost of a water bill would rise the more a household conserved, but this is exactly the case for customers of Mount Pleasant Waterworks who have been issued a 9...
6:42 am on Saturday July 26, 2008

Sullivan's Is.: Drink up, you're paying for it

Sullivan's Island Town Council has decided to charge everyone, including owners of vacant lots, for water and sewer whether you're hooked up to the system or not. That's part of their utility budget for the new fiscal year. The town says that...
7:28 am on Tuesday July 1, 2008

Utility to buy more green energy

State-owned Santee Cooper has announced its plan to get 1% more of its power through biomass. The utility is looking at vendors, mostly in South Carolina, to purchase the electricity from. This would end up supplying enough power for 25,000 homes,...
4:49 am on Monday June 23, 2008

More may face electric disconnects

Image by flickr user We Work For FreeImage by 20080623electricity.jpg Unless your kid can pump out the wattage like this, it's time you thought about your energy consumption. SCE&G is pulling the plug on some 427 customers a day for late payment...
12:36 pm on Friday June 13, 2008

SCE&G seeking higher gas prices

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. has asked the Public Service Commission of South Carolina for a 0.87 percent increase in natural gas rates, a press release states. If approved, the rate will go into effect in November 2008, just in time for...
10:29 am on Thursday May 22, 2008

Cypress Gardens may get sewer thanks to Google

Google is considering extending a sewer line past Cypress Gardens, which would give the park a long-sought-after upgrade to its sewer capacity. The cost to Berkeley County would be far less than what it would cost to install its own line, The Post...
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