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Greenville Water

exercises more control over its source water than any water system in the world.


Greenville Water draws water from three sources: Table Rock Reservoir, North Saluda Reservoir and Lake Keowee. These watersheds supply a majority of water service to nearly 500,000 residents in the Upstate region of South Carolina, making GW the largest water supplier in the state according to SC Department of Natural Resources.

Table Rock and North Saluda Reservoirs are both located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Greenville County. Greenville Water owns 100 percent of both watersheds and regularly patrols and maintains these uninhabited, pristine lands. Lake Keowee is owned by Duke Energy.

Watershed Management Plan

Water Quality

Greenville Water is nationally known for providing some of the purest drinking water in the country. There are no residents, no commercial, agricultural or industrial facilities located within the watersheds. Because they are protected and remain in a natural, pristine condition, the water quality in these reservoirs is very high.

In a national blind taste test of 2011, sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Greenville Water earned the title of "Best Tasting Water in America." Greenville Water is pursuing this achievement again in 2024 after earning "Best Tasting Water in South Carolina" earlier in the year.

Learn more about our water quality.

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   Water Saving Tips

As a resident of the Upstate, you've noticed at times that we have not received typical amounts of rainfall. While Greenville Water has never had to ask for mandatory water restrictions, it is always a good idea to conserve water. Here are some water saving tips to help save this natural resource and save you money:

Switch showerhead
Switch to a water- effecient showerhead
Shorten showers
Shorten showers by a minute or two
Avoid toilet wastebasket
Avoid using the toilet as a wastebasket
Turn off water to brush
Turn water off when brushing your teeth
Fill sink enough shave
Fill the sink with just enough water to shave

By taking simple steps, we can better avoid possible mandatory restrictions in the future. To learn more easy conservation tips, download our voluntary restrictions pamphlet:

Greenville H20: Conserve More to Have More