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Utilities Tips

You found the place, you signed the lease, now it is time to make the move!  Before you pile your belongings into your new home, contact local service providers to get connected with utilities.  Often times, finding a utility provider is tricky.  Will your new power provider be Duke Energy or Blue Ridge Electric? Are your water and sewer bills combined? If you are renting, the landlord may be able to provide a list of your property service providers.  You may also contact your local town hall to see what utilities are provided by the municipality.

By simply providing your new address, most providers can determine if you are in their service area.  Many areas of the Clemson community overlap, for example, you may live in the Town of Central, but have water service from the City of Clemson.  These gray areas can be confusing and frustrating. Below are four municipalities with a close proximity to Clemson University and they may be of service to you:

Some things to consider when getting connected:

  • Know your address. Be sure to include details such as house or apartment numbers when relaying this information.
  • Be financially prepared to provide security deposits to many, or possibly all of your new utility provides. Trying to open several new accounts at once can be a costly endeavor.
  • Determine who will pay the bills. If you live with roommates, someone will have to put the utility account in their name. This person will be ultimately responsible for the account, including late or miss payments. Be sure that all bills and monthly payment responsibilities are discussed in advance. 
  • Find out what is required. Many utility provides require a copy of your drivers license or even social security card in order to start a new account. You may have to sign an agreement, or contract, and complete paperwork on site.
  • Is there anyone home? Find out if new service will begin automatically, or if someone must be present to meet with a technician for connections. Are you comfortable being home alone and do you have time to meet them during their operating hours? 

Getting connected with utility providers is a very important step when moving Off-Campus.  Be sure to do your homework and make this experience as enjoyable as possible.

Water Providers

  • City of Clemson Water/Utility 864.623.2035 
  • Seneca Light & Water 864.885.2723 
  • Pioneer Water 864.972.3082 
  • Six Mile Rural Water District 864.868.0942 
  • Sandy Springs Water District 864.646.7729 
  • Easley Central Water District 864.639.2883
  • Pendleton Water Works 864.646.3622 

Electric/Power Providers

  • Duke Energy 1.800.777.9898 
  • Blue Ridge Electric CoOp 864.878.6326

Other Utilities

  • Fort Hill Natural Gas 864.882.8126
  • Northland Cable 864.882.0002

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