Public Works & Utilities

Need help understanding your utility bill? Click here to see a sample utility bill and explanations. For additional assistance, call the Finance Department at 803-432-2421.

To set up a new Residential Utility account, visit the Finance Department at City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton Street, Monday to Friday from 8:15 am to 5 pm.

  • The cost to set up a new residential account is $25.
  • If you are renting, an additional $300 deposit will be required when you set up your account.
  • Each new customer shall be required to fully complete a customer contract.
  • Please be prepared to provide a phone number for the account-named person, proper identification, and proof of ownership (lease, HUD statement or deed). 
  • You will need two (2) forms of identification for each adult that will be living at the residence:
    • Must have a photo ID:
      • Drivers license,
      • Passport, or
      • State issued photo ID card
    • The second form of identification can be one of the following:
      • Social Security Card, 
      • Any legal or government ID such as a tax return, Medicare/Medicaid card,
      • Current paycheck stub, or
      • Employment ID card or badge (can only be used as 1 form of identification)

To set up a new Business Utility account, please contact the Finance Department at 803-432-2421 or stop by City Hall.

Have questions about opening a new account? Please contact the Finance Department at 803-432-2421.  

Consistent service, fair prices.


Our electric system consists of the distribution and sale of retail electric service to approximately 11,000 customers. Our electric service area encompasses all property within the city limits and several adjacent and unincorporated areas in Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties. Consisting of approximately 650 miles of electric lines, our electric service also includes three electrical substations which are connected by fiber optic cable. For more information, click here.


Our water system consists of the withdrawal of raw water, treatment of raw water and the distribution finished potable water to approximately 6,900 customers. Our water service area encompasses all property within the city limits and immediately surrounding areas. We have over 166 miles of water mains and transmission lines ranging from 0.75 inch to 36 inches in diameter. We also maintain four elevated water storage tanks with a total capacity of 1.1 million gallons. For more information, visit our water and sewer page.


Our wastewater system provides the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater for over 3,950 customers. Our sewer service area encompasses all property within the city limits and two miles east along Hwy # 1. We have over 84 Miles of gravity lines, 14 miles of sewer force main and lift stations. The City completed a New Wastewater Treatment Plant. For more information, visit our water and sewer page.

Parks and Streets

The parks department maintains many city parks, much of Historic Camden, and cuts approximately 1,000 acres of grass. It is also responsible for line painting, striping and making of street and roadway signs. For more information, visit our parks page.

Sanitation and Recycling

The City of Camden provides residential garbage pickup as well as recycling pickup to our City residents. For more information, visit our sanitation and recycling page.