Utility service providers in Florence County have heavily invested in the infrastructure required to support the needs of today’s sophisticated industries.
Florence County is served by seven public water/wastewater entities, with the City of Florence being the primary provider. The City of Johnsonville, City of Lake City, Town of Coward, Town of Olanta, Town of Pamplico, and Town of Scranton operate additional systems.
City of Florence
The City of Florence completed a new wastewater management facility in November 2014. The wastewater system has a permitted capacity of 22 MGD, average daily usage of 11 MGD, peak usage of 18 MGD and excess available capacity of 5.65 MGD.
The City of Florence’s water system has a permitted capacity of 23.5 MGD, average daily usage of 14 MGD, peak usage of 19 MGD, and excess available capacity of 9.5 MGD.
Duke Energy Progress
Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.8 million customers in six states. Duke Energy rates are very competitive and our continuity of service ranks at or near the top percentile. Ample excess capacity is available to serve new industries along with existing industries.
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
Individually established in 1939, Pee Dee and Marlboro Electric Cooperatives joined forces in September 2020 to form MPD Corporation. With a focus on providing safe and reliable service at the lowest possible cost to all its members, MPD Corporation is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative that serves residential, commercial, and industrial consumers in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion and Marlboro counties.
Santee Electric Cooperative
With more than 2,000 square miles within its service territory, Santee Electric Cooperative is the largest electric distribution cooperative in the state by area served. As a member-owned cooperative, SEC is interested in providing low rates and generating economic development opportunities that create jobs for its members. SEC offers world-class service and a variety of competitive rates and incentives for large power members.
Natural Gas services are available for both firm and interruptible customers in Florence County.
In South Carolina, Dominion Energy is working hard to continue providing clean, reliable, safe energy to our growing state. Thousands of employees are proud to call South Carolina home and be a part of providing an increasingly sustainable energy future for generations to come. More than 7 million customers in 16 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE:D). The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. You can learn more at DominionEnergy.com.
Florence County has an extensive telecommunications system provided by AT&T, Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Spectrum Charter.