The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires water suppliers to provide annual drinking water quality reports to their customers. This requirement was adopted in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. These reports give consumers valuable information to make personal health-based decisions regarding their drinking water consumption on an annual basis.
SCDHEC has conducted an assessment of the City of Clinton’s source water. The assessment included a list of all potential contamination sources. Citizens can view the Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) at http://www.scdhec.gov/HomeAndEnvironment/Water/SourceWaterProtection/ or by calling the filter plant at 864-833-7526 to make arrangements to view this document.
Citizens may also call this number to know any additional information about the quality of water. A copy of Clinton’s Consumer Confidence Report is available in the lobby of the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center located at 211 North Broad Street, at the Water Treatment Plant located at 1219 Gary Street and on the city’s website www.cityofclintonsc.com.
The Clinton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was built in 1958 so that the City of Clinton could provide citizens with safe and pleasant drinking water. The WTP is capable of processing 6 million gallons of water a day, with an average rate of 2.6 million gallons a day. Clinton water comes from the Enoree River and the 23 million gallon Duncan Creek Reservoir.
“Our product is exceptional and has been acknowledged by SCDHEC as meeting and exceeding all water quality parameters, which could only be done by our exceptional staff lead by our Chief Operator Jimmy Miller,” said Interim City Manager Dale Satterfield.
Clinton’s WTP has been recognized by the US Department of Commerce and NOAA as an Honored Institution for the documentation of local weather in relation with the NWS for over 25 years and received the Innovation Award for the first CAL-FLO lime system in operation in the United States for over 25 years.