Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection and is designated for fostering appreciation of the earth's environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. We are asking our members, their families and friends to do litter sweeps in their own neighborhoods and favorite parks during the month of April in honor of Earth Day. See more details at the SC Aquarium.
How to participate in Litter Sweep:
Download your litter sweep collection document, either long form or short, and send the results to Darcell Davis-Williams by email. If you don't see an item on the list, just jot it down in the margins.
The League of Women Voters of South Carolina keeps an eye on a variety of legislation related to its various positions. This session, the following pre-filed legislation pertaining to environmental issues are being tracked. For the full text of the bills or to check their sponsors or status, go to https://www.scstatehouse.gov/index.php. If you have an opinion on one or more of these, take the time to express it to your representatives in the House and Senate!
Spartanburg Water is accepting public comment on its draft Watershed and Reservoir Rules and Regulations through August 30, 2019. Visit www.spartanburgwater.org to see details and offer comment.
"We wanted to let you know Spartanburg Water is opening a window of opportunity to submit public comments for a draft set of Rules and Regulations governing our drinking water reservoirs. The Watershed and Reservoir Management Rules and Regulations will serve as a framework to encourage the responsible use of these natural resources in order to help us achieve our top priority: to protect the integrity of the water quality and sustain a long- term supply of source water. These draft Rules and Regulations are a comprehensive document that apply to all three reservoirs.
In a continued effort to engage with our customers and community, Spartanburg Water will accept feedback on the draft Watershed and Reservoir Management Rules and Regulations between August 1, 2019, and August 30, 2019. Your input is important to us. In order to maximize participation during the public comment window, we have made the complete Rules and Regulations document readily available to you in several formats.
You can read the draft as a digital version on our website, www.spartanburgwater.org. If you prefer to review a hard copy of the document, the digital version will be print-ready and we will also have copies available for review at each of the following Spartanburg County Library branches: Downtown Spartanburg, Boiling Springs, Chesnee, Inman, Landrum.
While we prefer you submit comments electronically through the online form that is available on the SWS website, written comments will also be accepted by mail. If sending written comments, please make every effort to note the document section you are referencing. Written comments can be sent to: Spartanburg Water System Attn: Public Comments P.O. Box 251 Spartanburg, SC 29304"
Lake Alert: Drawdown begins December 1
Spartanburg Water is initiating a lake level drawdown project for both Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock beginning Saturday, December 1.
For Lake Bowen FAQ’s about watershed maintenance and lake levels, click here.
For Lake Blalock FAQ’s about watershed maintenance and lake levels, click here.
For more information, visit Spartanburg Water's Website or call the Lake Bowen Wardens’ office at (864) 578-5442.
Spartanburg Water's number-one priority continues to be the fulfillment of our mission to provide quality water in a reliable manner. Reliance on facts allows us to address this issue and get back to the business at hand: Ensuring the delivery of safe, quality water to more than 200,000 people.
SC Aquarium Litter Sweep Collection Document:
SC Aquarium Litter Sweep Program