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Utility Providers – What are your options? (Horry County)

Utility Providers often service specific areas only. It is always a good idea to call your local utility and confirm they service your address prior to closing on a new property. It is also important to remember that you may not always have a choice in utility providers. You may only have one option when it comes to Water and Electric providers, while telephone, cable, internet, propane gas, and trash pickup may offer different options for you to shop around. Below are a list of common utility providers in Horry County, and their contact information. Your Duncan Group Properties Agent can also help you find out who your utility provider options are.

Water & Sewer

If you live in an area with developed water & sewer, you will want to contact them to have this utility set up when you move in. Some areas of rural Horry County do not have water and sewer, but instead rely on well and septic systems. It is important to know which you will have before buying a new home. Here is a list of common Water & Sewer providers.

Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority843-433-8202
City of Conway Water Department843-248-1780
City of North Myrtle Beach Water Department843-280-5550
City of Myrtle Beach Water Department843-918-1212
Little River Water & Sewer843-249-4025
Bucksport Water (Water Only)843-248-3195


There are only three electric utilities in Horry County, one of which only services a very small area. Most of the county is serviced by Horry Electric Cooperative or Santee Cooper, with only a small part of the Aynor area being served by Duke Energy Progress.

Horry Electric Cooperative843-369-2211
Santee Cooper843-347-3399
Duke Energy Progress800-452-2777


Cable/Internet/Home Phone providers are probably the utility that you have the most choice in. Generally, you have at least two options in most areas. These two are available in Horry County, but Horry Telephone Cooperative is probably the most popular since they are the local based provider with local customer service.

Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC)843-365-2154

Trash Pickup

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) has convenience centers all around the county that you can drop your waste off at if you do not have trash pickup. If you live in the city limits of most cities in Horry County, you will most likely have trash pickup available and often included as a “sanitation fee” on your water bill. If you don’t live in the city, your Home Owners Association may provide trash pickup. If none of those apply, here are a few companies you can contact to request curbside trash pickup.

GFL/Waste Industries843-397-5586
Waste Management 843-397-7670
Jordan Waste843-992-3494
Todd’s Waste Management843-503-1916

Gas (Propane or Natural Gas)

Natural gas has become very popular in Horry County. Many new communities are being built with natural gas utilities available. However, even if natural gas is not available, you can still get on-site propane.

Dominion Energy (Natural Gas)843-236-6413
Ford’s Fuel & Propane843-249-1614
Comeback Propane843-293-4277

These are common utility providers in Horry County. We hope you find this helpful! If you need more assistance, please feel free to give our office a call at 843-733-4600 to be connected with one of our agents to help you with your home buying process!

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