New Rates 

New Water and Sewer Rates Effective 07/01/21.  You will not see these rates until you receive your August bill.

Please reference our Rate Schedule for details.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 11:09:00 AM

2020 Water Quality Report 

Now available! The 2020 Water Quality Report is available. The Report includes important information about the source and quality of our drinking water.  All customers will be mailed a copy of this report.  If you don't receive one by June 30th and would like for us to mail you a copy please contact Customer Service at (803) 359-8373.


Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:48:00 AM


Job Opening Available


Competitive pay and State Benefits.

Details on the Employment page.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:05:00 AM

Payment Options 

Lobby and Drive Thru Closed


If you have been disconnected for non-payment you can make your payment:

Online at (

or drop in our Drop Box at the office (no cash please)


Payments received during business hours will be reconnected same day.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:00:00 AM

2019 Water Quality Report 

Now available! The 2019 Water Quality Report is now available online. The Report includes important information about the source and quality of our drinking water.  All customers have been mailed a copy of this report.  If you don't receive one by June 30th and would like for us to mail you a copy please contact Customer Service at (803) 359-8373.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:20:00 AM

Taste & Odor Press Release 




Area Water Providers Detail Actions Being Taken to Address Taste and Odor Issues


West Columbia, Lexington, and Joint Municipal Water & Sewer Commission Working Together to Determine Best Long-term Solution; 

Collaborating with University of South Carolina and South Carolina DHEC on Water Quality, Soil Analyses;

Aesthetic Issues Returning Earlier than Expected This Year


WEST COLUMBIA & LEXINGTON, SC, April 27, 2020:  Because of rising temperatures, heavier rainfalls, and changes to the runoff entering Lake Murray in recent years, algal blooms in the lake are impacting our region’s main source of water with greater frequency, causing unpleasant changes to the taste and odor of the finished drinking water.  There are no safety concerns related to these taste and odor events.  Today, the area’s water providers – The City of West Columbia, the Town of Lexington, and the Joint Municipal Water and Sewer Commission (JMWSC) – announced a series of steps they are taking to address taste and odor issues.

While the drinking water can be aesthetically unpleasing during these algal blooms, the water is safe to drink.  All of the area’s water providers are also operating significant water quality monitoring programs to ensure federal and state water quality standards are always met.  In the meantime, one step customers can take to help reduce taste and odor issues is to pour their tap water into a pitcher and refrigerate it overnight. 

Taste and odor impacts were expected to reoccur later this year.  However, water providers already receiving reports of higher-than-normal geosmin levels in Lake Murray’s water.  Geosmin is an organic compound often produced by algal blooms that leads to taste and odor impacts; the word “geosmin” literally translates to “earthy smell”.  While every attempt will be made to lessen taste and odor issues using water treatment processes, there are limits to what water providers can do to eliminate the issue at this time.

To arrive at the correct long-term solution for the problem, West Columbia, Lexington, and JMWSC are studying and testing a variety of treatment strategies.  We are all collaborating with the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to share water quality and soil sample analyses from Lake Murray, as well as online temperature measurements. West Columbia is also moving forward with a preliminary engineering report to assist in their evaluation of their additional treatment technologies, which will include an enhanced capability to address the issue.

In addition to this release, the area’s water providers will use social media, and print and Web content to detail the taste and odor issue and the efforts being taken to combat the problem.  

Taste & Odor Brochure


Monday, April 27, 2020 4:35:00 PM

Modified Office Hours/Lobby Closed 

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised that we will be closing our lobby and drive through services beginning Tuesday, March 17th 2020, until further notice. 

In the effort to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus we will modify our hours of operations to the following: 

Monday - Thursday 
8AM to 2PM 

8AM to 12PM

Our Customer Service Team will be available to assist you. 

📞 803-359-8373 
🗳 Dropbox in parking lot

An operator will be available for after hour emergencies only.

Monday, March 16, 2020 9:07:00 PM

Scam Alert 

Be alert, please protect yourself! Do not fall victim to utility scammers!

JMWSC employees will NOT contact its customers to ask for banking and/or credit card information by phone, email or in the field. If you receive a suspicious call or visit, please call our customer service office immediately to verify at 803-359-8373.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:44:00 AM

Bid Results 

Mulberry Sewer Extension Certified Bid Tab

Certified Bid Tabulation - Mulberry


Lydia Drive Sewer Extension Certified Bid Tab

Certified Bid Tabulation - Lydia


Lydia Drive Sewer Notice of Intent to Award

Notice of Intent to Award


Plant Transmission Main Bid Tabulation

Certified Bid Tabulation - Water Plant Transmission

Friday, February 14, 2020 9:31:00 AM

Water Environment Federation 

Brave Blue World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2019

Media Contact: Travis Loop, 703.684.2465,

 Brave Blue World Documentary Film Premiers in Los Angeles

Water Environment Federation Proud to be Production Partner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new feature-length documentary film titled Brave Blue World premiered in Los Angeles on December 16 and examines how new technologies and innovations can create a sustainable water future.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a production partner for Brave Blue World and will use the film to raise public awareness about the solutions to water challenges.

“It is important to convey a sense of hope and spirit of optimism for water and that is why WEF is thrilled to be a production partner for Brave Blue World,” said Walt Marlowe, WEF Executive Director. “By showing a path to a sustainable water future Brave Blue World can help us to influence leaders, increase resources, change policies, and improve stewardship of water.”

The film is narrated by Liam Neeson and includes interviews with a variety of water experts, as well as high-profile advocates Matt Damon and Jaden Smith. It features compelling stories, beautiful scenery, and examples from across five continents to show novel ways of tackling water problems. The film explores developments in areas such as water reuse, nutrient recovery, energy generation, decentralized treatment, and the digitization of water.

“From a NASA research center, where we learned how water is recycled in space, and a textile plant in India that is meeting 90 percent of its water needs from recycled water, to the world’s largest algae-powered wastewater treatment plant in Spain and a children’s home in Kenya, where 50 litres of water a day is being provided from humidity in the air, we heard many inspiring stories,” said Executive Producer Paul O’Callaghan, who is also founder of BlueTech Research. “We’re tremendously excited to be able to share these with a wider audience and move water up the global agenda as an issue we can solve in our lifetime.”

Brave Blue World also includes a segment with Tom Kunetz, Past President of WEF, at the world’s largest nutrient recovery facility, the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant operated by the Metropolitan Water District of Greater Chicago.

WEF and its Member Associations plan to hold numerous screenings of the film across the country in 2020.

For more information, visit

About WEF

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit

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