Carolina Water Service running extra tests on its water

Posted March 13, 2018 1:35 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Carolina Water Service will run extra tests on its water and make the results public after recent complaints of lead and mysterious contaminants in its water.

Tests are scheduled for March 13 at the master meter within the distribution system. The county sells water to the utility, serves more than 9,700 customers in York County.

Last week, the South Carolina Public Service Commission held a public hearing in Lake Wylie as part of Carolina Water’s ongoing rate increase case.

The utility asked last year for increases of about 15 to 30 percent statewide for water and sewer. A final hearing in Columbia comes early next month.

Several people in Lake Wylie complained about their water leaving residue or discoloration. Some said they don’t drink the water in their homes.

For a number of weeks prior, York County Councilwoman Allison Love, and again during the Lake Wylie hearing, called for Carolina Water to run new tests on its water prior to the rate case decision.

She spoke with Carolina Water President Catherine Heigel after the meeting and made the same request.