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Berkeley County operates under a County Council, for which its representatives are elected. In addition, the Council appoints a supervisor to handle day-to-day operations.

Water & Sanitation
Services are provided by the Moncks Corner Public Works Commission and the City of Goose Creek.

Santee Cooper, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, and South Carolina Electric and Gas supply the electric and gas to Berkeley County.

Telephone services are provided by BellSouth/AT&T, Home Telephone Company, Sprint/EMBARQ, and St. Stephens Telephone Company.


The governing body of Dorchester County is a seven-member County Council and a county administrator, appointed by the County Council, who oversees day-to-day operations.

In addition, there are several subcommittees in the county: Administrative and Intergovernmental Affairs; Planning, Development & Building; Public Safety; Health & Human Services; Public Works; Property & Utilities; Water & Sewer; and Budget, Finance and Purchasing.

Water & Sanitation
Services provided by the Summerville Commissioners of Public Works, the Dorchester County Water & Sewer Commission and other municipal utilities.

South Carolina Electric & Gas, Santee Cooper, Edisto Electric Cooperative and Berkeley Electric Cooperative supply the electric and gas to Dorchester County. South Carolina Electric and Gas provides natural gas.

BellSouth/AT&T provides service for all residents and business of St. George. The Home Telephone Company offers its services for Harleyville.


Like Dorchester and Berkeley counties, Orangeburg County also operates under a County Council form, and it also has a county administrator who oversees day-to-day duties.

Water & Electricity
Orangeburg County’s water and electricity are provided by the Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities, Santee Cooper, SCE&G, and Tri-County Electric Coop.

The Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company offer the county its gas services.

Telephone (Obg. Co.)
Sprint/Embarq, Bellsouth/AT&T, Home Telephone

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