Utilities Department

 

Utilities Department
Joe Nichols, Director
 

101 Sharpe Avenue
P.O. Box 987
Union, SC  29379
Phone:  864.429.1721
Fax:  864.429.1782
E-mail:  jnichols@cityofunion.org





Administrative Assistant:  
     Mary Jo Sanders
     101 Sharpe Avenue
     P.O. Box 987
     Union, SC 29379
     Phone:  864-429-1721
     Fax:  864-429-1782
     E-mail:  msanders@cityofunion.org

The City of Union Utility Department is divided into five divisions:

Each division supervisor reports to the Utility Department Director.  Citizens can apply for connection of services and pay all utility bills at City Hall, located at 101 Sharpe Avenue in downtown Union.  A convenient drive-thru window is available to make payments.

 


Support Services Division
405 Calhoun Street
Union, SC 29379
Phone: 864.429.1708

This division consists of five (5) employees:  a Maintenance Technician, Service Locator, Warehouseman,  GIS Technician, and Special Projects Coordinator/SCADA Technician. 

The division provides purchasing technical and construction services for the City as a whole. Services include purchasing, inventory control, maintenance and calibration of all utilities' control equipment.

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Water Division
101 Sharpe Avenue
Union, SC  29379
Phone:  864-429-1717

This division consists of fourteen (14) employees:  a Water Plant Supervisor, a Construction and Maintenance Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, Serviceman, three Heavy Equipment Operators, one Utility Worker, and six Water Plant Operators. 

The division provides for the operation, construction and maintenance of the City's water distribution system. Service is provided to approximately 6,250 customers. Service is also provided to five rural water companies through master meters for each company.

Click on the links below to view more Water information:

Water Rates

Water Conservation

2008 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Results

2009 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Results

2010 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Results

2011 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Results

2012 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Results

2013 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Results

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Wastewater Division
101 Sharpe Avenue
Union, SC  29379
Phone:  864-429-1717

This division consists of seven (7) employees: a Wastewater Plant Supervisor, five full-time Wastewater Plant Operators, and one part-time Wastewater Plant Operator. 

The division provides for the operation and maintenance of two Wastewater Treatment Plants, fourteen Pumping Stations and 105 miles of Wastewater Collector system.

Click on the links below to view the Wastewater Rates:

Wastewater Rate Schedule A

Wastewater Rate Schedule B

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Gas Division
101 Sharpe Avenue
Union, SC  29379
Phone:  864-429-1717

This division consists of ten (10) employees: a Construction and Maintenance Supervisor, an Assistant Supervisor, four Heavy Equipment Operators, one Utility Worker, a Welder, a Measurement and Control Dispatcher, and a Gas Dispatcher/Serviceman.

The division provides for the operations, construction and maintenance of the City's Gas Distribution System. Service provided to approximately 6,500 customers located in Union and Spartanburg counties. Gas is purchased from Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation and Carolina Gas Transmission. The system is comprised of approximately 403 miles of distribution piping.

Click on the links below to learn more about each subject:

Gas Rates Schedule A

Gas Rates Schedule B


HOW CAN YOU PREVENT GAS EMERGENCIES?

WHAT IS NATURAL GAS?

HOW SAFE IS NATURAL GAS?

Natural Gas Rebate 

Natural Gas - The Key to a Secure & Independent Energy Future

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Electric Division 
101 Sharpe Avenue
Union, SC  29379
Phone:  864-429-1717

This division consists of eight (8) employees:  a Construction and Maintenance Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, five Linemen, and a Customer Service Representative.

The division provides for the operation, construction and maintenance of the City's electric distribution system. Service is provided both inside and outside the corporate limits to approximately 7,050 customers. Wholesale power is purchased from Lockhart Power Company through a billing arrangement with the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA).

Click on the following links to view:

Residential Electric Rates

Residential All Electric Rates

Church Electric Rates

Commercial Electric Rates

Industrial Electric Rates

Underground Electrical Residential Service

Security Light Rate Schedule

 Everyday Energy Conservation Tips

Winter Energy Conservation Tips

Summer Energy Conservation Tips

Energy Conservation

Public Notice

PURCHASE POWER ADJUSTMENT

On January 1, 2009, Lockhart Power Company entered into a new contract with Duke Power.  Since the City of Union purchases power directly from Lockhart this contract between Lockhart and Duke will affect the monthly wholesale bill the City receives from Lockhart.  To offset any increases or decreases in power cost the City is implementing a Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA).  The PPA will be reflected on your monthly bill.

Should you have any questions, please call the City of Union
at 864-429-1717.

 

      



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