Please welcome our newest Member, Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS)! ARJWS is based in Anderson, SC, and will be represented by Scott Willett, ARJWS Executive Director.
ARJWS is a partnership of rural and municipal water districts devoted to providing a high-quality, clean, safe, reliable, economical flow of treated water to its wholesale customers in Anderson and Pickens counties.
The water treatment plant is supplied by surface water from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 55,000-acre Lake Hartwell Reservoir, which lies along the border of upstate South Carolina and Georgia. The plant operates 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Its current capacity is 48 million gallons a day (MGD). The Joint Water System formed in 2000 and is governed by a 14-member Board of Commissioners. Each member of the Board represents a water district or municipality that purchases its water from the Joint Water System. Currently, there are fifteen (15) member agencies in Anderson and Pickens Counties, and all except Belton-Honea Path Water Authority receive treated water from the Joint Water System. Clemson University also purchases water from the System, but is exempt from membership on the Board because of state statute.