We began providing drinking water to Greer's citizens in 1914. A water filter plant was built on Duke Street in 1928, and a raw water pumpstation was built on the South Tyger River soon thereafter. In 1957, the impoundment now known as Lake Cunningham was constructed to serve as Greer's drinking water reservoir. A water filter plant was constructed near the intersection of Highway 14 and River Road on the lake in 1971, which has been expanded to a capacity of 24 million gallons per day. Lake Robinson was constructed in 1984 to serve as a back up reservoir for drinking water.
We have approximately 400 miles of waterlines and six storage tanks throughout the distribution system to maintain pressure and meet peak water demands. The system delivers high-quality drinking water to the homes of our citizens in the City of Greer and some outside city limits.
Our water system consistently meets or exceeds drinking water standards. Each day, our professional team carefully monitors the system - from raw water to tap - to ensure that the service we provide enhances a healthy quality of life. Our lakes are meticulously maintained to ensure an abundant, sustainable water supply for years to come.
Lake Robinson Dam while under construction
The City of Greer, with northern boundaries that follow Highway 14 to the Water Filter Plant, continuing on Memorial Drive Extension to Valley Haven, then on Highway 101 to North Rutherford Road and Highway 290 to St. Mark Road; southern boundaries stretching down Highway 101 to Robinson Road, south of I-85 to Abner Creek and along Highway 14 to the Enoree River; eastern boundaries that follow the Enoree River on Highway 29. Water is also available southeast of the city down Brockman-McClimon Road to Abner Creek, and west along Abner Creek Road to Highway 14 South. Greer CPW manages more than 20,100 water meters within this service area.
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Greer CPW works hard to make sure you receive high quality drinking water. Our team maintains two lakes: Robinson and Cunningham. The lakes are fed by the South Tyger River and are meticulously cared for to ensure they remain pristine sources of drinking water.
Our water treatment plant is adjacent to Lake Cunningham. There, our staff of water treatment professionals filters and disinfects the water to be distributed to our customers.
We are the drinking water supplier for the City of Greer, and we also sell water wholesale to the Blue Ridge Rural Water Company.
Each year, we prepare a water quality report, detailing what was in our water and how we met or exceeded standards. These are available in both English and Spanish.
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