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Posted on: April 7, 2022

2021 Annual Wastewater Quality Report

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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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Leadership Changes at CWS

Kin Hill - Mark Cline - Billy Koopman

Our CEO Kin Hill announced his retirement effective August 12 after 35 years with the utility. Our Board of Commissioners appointed Assistant CEO Mark Cline as CEO effective upon Hill’s retirement. The board also re-appointed William E. Koopman,...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Board Proclamation in Recognition of Dr. David E. Rivers

Former CWS Commissioner Dr. David E. Rivers

During the Feb. 22 Board of Commissioners meeting, Chariman Pritchard read aloud a proclamation honoring Dr. Rivers for his service to our board and the greater Charleston community.Several members of Dr. Rivers’ family attended via Zoom. View the proclam...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

View Our Annual Water Quality Report (CCR)

Bushy Park Reservoir

Our 2020 water quality report is now available to view online! You can also request a hard copy by calling 843-727-6800. This year's report shows that we met or exceeded all water quality requirements by SCDHEC and the EPA. You can also learn more informa...

Our 2020 report is now available

Posted on: April 25, 2021

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Are the Only Wipes Safe for Our Sewer System

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes

In 2021, experts retained by Charleston Water System tested whether seven leading personal wipes sold in the U.S., marketed as being flushable, would actually dissolve in sewer systems.  Each “flushable” wipe was tested using the Publicly Availab...

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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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