Telephone: (803) 401-0050
Fax: (803) 401-0030
24 hr Maintenance: (803) 401-0050
Billing Inquiries: (803) 576-2094
7525 Broad River Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
We are located just off of I-26 at Exit 101B across from Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative and in front of Southland Log Homes.
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The mission of the Utilities Department is to provide water and sanitary sewer in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible to the citizens of Richland County. We will strive to reduce environmental pollution by promoting the use of properly operated treatment facilities. We will obtain our mission through prompt and courteous responses to citizen concerns.
Letter to our Customers
Fats, Oil, & Grease (FOG)
This is a quick reminder of how to properly dispose of FOG after cooking.
One thing you shouldn’t do is pour fats, oils and grease down the drain. Once the grease is poured down the drain, it then sticks to the sides of sewer pipes, both on your property and in the public sewer system. Over time, the grease will build up and block the pipes.
Grease accumulation in the public sewer system can causes blockages in the sewer pipes, which then keeps the pipes from functioning properly. Blocked sewer pipes can cause sewer backups into homes and overflowing sewer manholes, in turn leading to costly cleaning and maintenance, and water pollution.
Many blockages and back-ups are caused by fats, oils and grease.
Here are some tips to keep fats, oils and grease out of the public sewer system:
- Never pour grease down sink drains or into toilets.
- Scrape food scraps and grease from plates, pots and utensils into the trash.
- Pour cooled fats, oils and grease into an empty jar or coffee can. Allow the grease to cool and solidify. Throw the container in the trash.
If you have any questions regarding Fats, Oil & Grease please feel free to contact our office at 401-0050 during normal business hours. The employees at RCU are here to serve our customers and we look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.
Lower Richland Sanitary Sewer Project
The Lower Richland Sanitary Sewer project addresses various sewer and water quality issues in Lower Richland County through the construction of a wastewater collection system that will focus on several areas in the Hopkins and Eastover communities.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the proposed Lower Richland Sewer System for additional information.
To watch a video about the Lower Richland Sewer System click on the link below:
Lower Richland Sewer System Video
- Participation in the system is voluntary, residents do not have to connect to the system if they don't want to
If you want to know whether or not you are eligible for service you can review the map below or contact the Utilities Department's office during normal business hours at 401-0050.
Proposed Lower Richland Sewer System
In order to request service from the Lower Richland Sewer System, residents will need to fill out an Application and Sewer Service Agreement and drop them off in person at the Utilities Department's office during normal business hours.
Lower Richland Sewer Service Application
Lower Richland Sewer Service Agreement