Residential Rates

PWC has full authority to establish and change the rates that are charged for electric, water, and wastewater services within its service area.  Rate schedule classifications are based, as closely as practicable, on the costs incurred by PWC in providing these services.   PWC reviews rates annually and provides rate recommendations to the PWC Board.   A public hearing is required ahead of the adoption of any rate changes.  

PWC rates for electric, water, and sewer services are among the lowest in the region and state. When customers compare their total PWC bill to that of other utilities, for most they need to review the individual utility service and amount consumed, not the total bill. Most PWC customers have multiple services because PWC provides electric, water and wastewater services, whereas Duke Energy, Lumbee River EMC, South River EMC, and Aqua NC only provide one service.  

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Current Rates

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Adopted Residential Water/Sewer Rates Effective May 1, 2024