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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Use Caution During Recreational Activities At Goose Creek Reservoir Due to Algae Bloom

Goose Creek Reservoir

Charleston Water System (CWS) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) identified blue-green algae at a count high enough to constitute a bloom in Goose Creek Reservoir in Hanahan, South Carolina. This type of algae i...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Bill Pay Assistance - Money available now!

CWS Administration Bldg (103 St Philip Street Charleston SC 29403)

Customers facing challenges with their bills can discuss their account options with us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling us at (843) 727-6800. You can also visit our branch offices located at 103 St. Philip St., Charleston, SC 29403 ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Protect Your Drinking Water Source

Illegal Dumping near Bushy Park Reservoir

Monitoring and protecting your source water is a full time job at CWS. Our Source Water Manager is dedicated to protecting both of our watersheds (water sources), but this responsibility is shared with the public. Activities such as illegal dumping can ne...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

We Earned an AMWA Utility Management Award!

AMWA logo

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored the exceptional operation and performance of 13 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on October 13 at its 2020 Executive Management Conference. 


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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Our New Wastewater Quality Report is Here

Aerial view of Plum Island, January 2020

How often do you stop to consider what happens in the sewer system when you flush your toilet, wash dishes, or take a shower? Did you know that we have more than 60 wastewater professionals dedicated to maintaining and operating 700 miles of sewer lines? ...

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