Current Procurement Opportunities

ARJWS Water Treatment Plant Transfer Pump Station Modifications

Sealed Bids for the construction of the ARJWS Water Treatment Plant Transfer Pump Station Modifications, CGRE220064 will be received, by Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS), at the office of the 998 Hunters Trail Anderson, SC 29625, until 2:00 pm local time on July 25th, 2023 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project consists of the installation of parallel header at transfer pump station; modifications to existing transfer pump; miscellaneous valving and piping; and electrical work and controls.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with additive alternate bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Goodwyn Mills Cawood, LLC. • 117 Welborn St. Greenville, SC 29601 • (864) 527-0460 • Becca Pick• Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8am-5pm and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Bidding Documents also may be examined online at the office of the 998 Hunters Trail Anderson, SC 29625, on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8am – 5pm and the office of the Engineer,
Goodwyn Mills Cawood, LLC. ∙ 117 Welborn St ∙ Greenville, SC 29601 ∙ (864) 527-0460, on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8am – 5pm.

Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office upon payment of $25 one-time administrative fee for digital/file sharing access or $75 for a printed set. No refunds will be granted. Checks for Bidding Documents shall be payable to “Goodwyn Mills Cawood”. Upon receipt of check as indicated above, or electronic proof of check as submitted via email to, the Issuing Office will transmit the Bidding Documents via delivery service. The date that the Bidding
Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents. Bidder is solely responsible for verifying the most recent version of Bidding Documents, including any addenda, have been downloaded if electronic access has been purchased. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

For the list of plan holders on this project visit Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Project Bids.

A pre-bid conference will be held at June 28th, 2023 local time on 9am at the offices of 998 Hunters Trail Anderson, SC 29625. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Filter Refurbishment

During fiscal year 2016, the Joint Water System experienced an unexpected failure of filters 8 and 9. Upon inspection of the failed filters, it was noted that both filters needed repair. Filter 5 was demolished in 2012 and the remainder of the work was put on hold due to taste and odor issues arising in 2013. The completion of filter 5 was grouped with the repair of filters 8 and 0 during fiscal year 2016. The reserve funds maintained by the System were used to fund the rehabilitation and refurbishment of all three filters.

The filter rehabilitation and refurbishment project is a continuation of a phased approach to upgrade the water plant process improvements and extend the useful life of all capital assets. Filters 1-9 have been completely refurbished with new underdrains. The refurbishment of filters 10 and 11 was completed in the summer of 2017.

Advanced Oxidation (Ozone) Project

Since 2013, taste and odor causing algae in Lake Hartwell has been a continual issue facing the Joint Water System. During fiscal year 2015, the System formed a research team consisting of members from the Joint Water System, Clemson University, and Synterra, a regional environmental consultancy, to develop a plan and conduct algaecide applications to a portion of Lake Hartwell near the raw water intakes. Each application proved to be an effective tool providing and approximate 8-week reduction in the taste and odor constituents. During fiscal year 2016, the Joint Water System continued the lake treatment process. Due to improved planning and detection techniques, the Joint Water System was able to keep algae below detectable levels.

The Joint Water System has also collaborated with an engineering firm to research and identify potential in plant treatment technologies to address the taste and odor issue along with other emerging threats to water quality. Advanced oxidation was recommended as the most effective treatment option to mitigate taste and odor, iron and manganese, and emerging contaminants in the raw water source. The Joint Water System initiated a construction project in February 2017 to install an ozone system at the Lake Hartwell water treatment plant and completed it in the spring of 2018.