Dry Weather Leads to Voluntary Water Restrictions

Upstate, SC- Due to abnormally dry weather Greenville Water is asking customers to voluntarily conserve water. Some areas of the Savannah River Basin are experiencing as much as an 80% decrease in rainfall for this time of year. As part of the Keowee-Toxaway Drought Management Advisory Group, we entered Stage 2 of the Keowee-Toxaway Low Inflow Protocol.

The most effective way to sustain our water supply is to limit nonessential uses such as watering lawns and washing vehicles. Greenville Water recommends limiting outdoor water use to watering twice a week between the hours of 7pm and 8am for no more than 10 minutes. These recommendations will keep our water levels sufficient during this drought for essential uses, such as drinking, cooking and cleaning. For additional tips on ways that you can help to conserve water, please go to our website at www.greenvillewater.com/conservation/tips/.

“As we move into the Fall season and the heat wanes, we hope conditions will improve and reservoir levels will be replenished with much needed rainfall,” says David Bereskin, CEO.

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Greenville Water provides service to nearly 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina.  Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.