Greenville Water Acknowledged for Financial Excellence for Fourth Year in a Row

Greenville SC- October 31, 2016- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Greenville Water the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity.  It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 18,700 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC.


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.