Our utility partners provide the needed infrastructure to help your project succeed. This section provides a summary and contact information for each.
Dillon County residents and businesses receive communication services from AT&T.
AT&T Inc. is the largest communications holding company in the United States and worldwide. AT&T continues to build on the heritage of its predecessor companies that have served customers in the county for more than a century. The new AT&T will earn customer trust and loyalty with a continuing commitment to the deployment of innovative products and services, reliable, high-quality service and excellent customer care.
Exede Satellite Internet
Exede is the leading satellite internet provider. We have over 1.1 million customers, including many in your area and we feel we could be of great value to your customers. Satellite is a great option for people without cable internet wiring, or who just want an alternative to the cable company.
Marlboro Electric Cooperative (MEC) is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving about 6,500 consumers in Marlboro and Dillon counties. MEC provides low-cost, reliable electricity to its residential, commercial and industrial members, at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and good management. Serving Marlboro and Dillon counties for over 70 years, MEC strives to meet the needs of its members and community with programs, products, services and advanced technology to ensure system quality and future growth. As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, MEC is part of the 740 plus independent Touchstone Energy Cooperatives across America committed to making the power of human connections and providing high standards of service with innovation, accountability, community commitment and integrity.
A section of Dillon County receives electricity from Progress Energy.
Progress Energy serves two fast-growing areas of the country; the Carolinas is one of them. The company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future. That balance includes aggressive energy efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. Progress Energy also has the single-unit, 710-MW Robinson Nuclear Plant. It is located near Hartsville, SC. Like all the Progress Energy nuclear plants, the Robinson Plant has enjoyed an outstanding performance and safety record.
SCE&G serves Dillon County as the principal distributor of natural gas. The company has lines throughout the county and services a wide variety of industries, commercial entities and residential customers.
Water & Sewer Department
The City of Dillon and much of Dillon County receive water and sewer service from the City of Dillon and its Water & Sewer Department.
The Water Distribution Division operates and maintains the city's water distribution system to provide customers with a reliable source of water for fire protection, residential, commercial, and industrial consumption. The division administers a back flow prevention program, leak detection and repair program, hydrant and valve maintenance program, and a system flushing program, in addition to making taps for new customers.
The Water Treatment Plant Division operates and maintains the city's 4 well ground water system. The city has a storage capacity of 430,000 gallons in reservoirs and 625,000 gallons in elevated storage tanks (a total of 1,055,000 gallons). The division currently produces 1.4 million gallons per day. The city is in the process of building a new water treatment plant (storage capacity 1,000,000 gallons) that will have iron filtration. The division is responsible for producing potable water which meets the safe standards and criteria established by the EPA and SCDHEC. All 4 water plants are classified as "C" level water treatment plants and must be operated 7 days a week by certified "C" level or higher licensed operators.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant Division is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city's wastewater treatment plants and sewage lift stations/wastewater collection system. The plant is operated in compliance with all EPA and SCDHEC regulations to ensure that all treated effluent discharged into Little Pee Dee River and applied onto Cypress Pond Spray field meets permit limits.
The division also administers a sewer use and industrial pretreatment ordinance, and monitors all industrial waste discharged into the system. The Little Pee Dee River Treatment Plant is designed to treat and discharge 4.0 million gallons per day to the Little Pee Dee River, 1.0 million gallons per day to a 35 million holding pond located at Cypress Pond Treatment Plant. The Cypress Pond Treatment Plant is designed to treat 1.0 million gallons per day, which in turn is land applied (sprayed) on an 1100 acre spray site (Cypress Pond Spray field) only of which 637.3 acres are actually sprayed.
The Little Pee Dee River Treatment Plant currently treats approximately 2.3 million gallons per day, and the Cypress Pond Treatment Plant treats 0.5 million gallons per day. Both treatment plants are classified as "A" wastewater treatment plants, and must be operated by an "A" level licensed operator 7 days a week. The division also operates and maintains 22 sewage lift stations and Wastewater Collections System seven days a week.