Reliable Water Sources
PWD gets its water from three sources: Anderson Regional Joint Water System, Easley Combined Utilities, and Greenville Water
(Table Rock Reservoir pictured above).
Reliable & Safe Distribution
PWD provides water to more than 30,000 people using more than 400 miles of pipe.
Adequate Storage & Pressure
PWD recently increased its storage to 3.6 million gallons. Pictured above is the new one-million gallon tank located off Highway 153 in Pickens County.
Water System Controls
PWD recently enhanced its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA). The computerized control system allows our water professionals to efficiently and safely monitor PWD's master meters and storage tanks.
of the Powdersville Water District
Saluda Valley-Powdersville Water Co., Inc. was created in 1971 to serve drinking water to approximately 1200 customers. Since that time, the Company has continued to grow, and with growth many changes have taken place. In 1992, our name was changed to Powdersville Water Company, Inc. and the main office was relocated to its present location on SC Highway 81. At that time the Company served 6200 customers and received all of its water from Easley Combined Utilities. Negotiations with ECU resulted in a reduced service area but an increased water capacity. During this same time frame, the Company contracted with the Greenville Water System for a supplemental source of water, providing a second source of drinking water to the system.
In the year 2000, Duke Energy announced that they intended to sell the Duke water system that included a water treatment plant on Lake Hartwell. With great vision and foresight, Powdersville partnered with several neighboring systems to bid on the Duke systems. This required a change to a special purpose district. In 2001, Powdersville joined others in receiving a new State charter declaring them Special Purpose Districts and the company name was then changed to the Powdersville Water District. Collectively, these newly-formed districts bid on the Duke system and were successful. As part of this transaction, twelve water districts (including Powdersville Water District) formed the Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS). ARJWS brought the third source of water to the District that is still currently utilized. The ARJWS Board is comprised of representatives from each participating water district. Powdersville’s current representative is Dyke Spencer.
Since acquiring a third water source in 2001, the District has completed several infrastructure improvements to the water system.
Each of these improvements has enhanced the District's daily operations, improved system pressures and storage capacity throughout the service area. As the system grows, Powdersville Water District remains committed to planning and building for the future needs of our community as we provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.