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Drinking Water safe from COVID-19

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No need to worry about any viruses in your drinking water. Repeat...no need to worry about your drinking water. We understand there are real concerns amongst those we serve in the Upstate, but we can confidently say there need be none when it comes to the safety of your drinking water. The entire treatment process at Anderson Regional Joint Water…

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Youth Fishing Tournament

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Where? Sadlers Creek State Park When? May 9th, 2020 (Check-in begins at 6:45am) Who? Open to anglers ages 17 and under (a parent, legal guardian, or their adult designee must be present at all times) Cost? $5 Prizes! For the largest individual fish in each category. Door prizes will be given away, at random, to registered participants. Sign-Ups: Register here…

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Repeal of Boil Water Advisory

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Date: February 20, 2020/ Effective 5:40pm For immediate release: The Anderson Regional Joint Water System advises the residents of Big Creek Water District and the Town of Williamston that is no longer necessary to vigorously boil their water for at least one minute prior to consumption. Laboratory testing has confirmed that water being delivered to the agencies mentioned above is…

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Boil Water Advisory

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Date: February 19, 2020 / 17:30pm The Anderson Regional Joint Water System is making repairs to the East side of the Transmission Main System. Due to this event, The Joint Water System advises the residents of Big Creek Water District, and The Town of Williamston, to vigorously boil their water for at least one minute prior to human consumption. Affected…

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Mizu – 水 – Water

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Water. How would you define it? Merriam Webster defines it quite technically, but when it comes to water there really is no interpretation of its meaning. In its simplest form water is a shared human need. No dictionary required. Water transcends languages, countries, and even political views. Water is shared by all around the globe. The human race all bears…

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Water is Main in Electric City

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The City of Anderson is on the upward arc of an economic surge. The excitement in the air is palpable. Scaffolding lines the storefronts and cranes are in the air. In less than two years, 25 new businesses have opened in the City’s urban core bringing 275 new jobs, and downtown residential occupancy hovers at nearly 100 percent. Four new…

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Built by Hand

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In 1970 a group of people from Flat Rock, Iva and Starr began selling water taps door-to-door for $75 each. Due to their persistence and hard work, Starr-Iva Water was incorporated just one year later, and in 1972 construction began on 60+ miles of waterlines, a 250,000-gallon storage tank, and a pumping station consisting of three 25 horsepower pumps. Starr-Iva…

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First ever AWOP Award!

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Belton-Honea Path (BHP) Water Authority prides itself as a reliable provider of clean, safe water. They are a community water system providing water to the City of Belton, Town of Honea Path, Donalds-Due West Water Authority, Broadway Water and over 800 customers on their own distribution system. Their committed staff of 11 have over 60 years of combined water utility…

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Maintenance Operator of the Year!

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The Blue Ridge Foothills Chapter of the Water Environmental Association of South Carolina recently named Kevin Strickland as the Maintenance Operator of the Year in 2018. Kevin currently works for the Town of Williamston, where he was born and raised, and is a reflection of the entire staff’s commitment to the big vision of making a small town better.  …

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Water System of the Year!

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At the South Carolina Rural Water Association’s 42nd Annual Conference, Powdersville Water (PW) was recently awarded System of the Year for State in 2018. The System of the Year Award is given each year to one SC utility that has demonstrated excellence in operations, maintenance and customer service. “This award is much deserved this year. We have worked hard for…

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