Present Operating Information
LCWSD serves over 90% of Lancaster County with water services to 30,000+ retail customers and sewer services to nearly 17,000 retail customers. LCWSD also provides wholesale water service to neighboring water providers such as the City of Lancaster, Town of Heath Springs, Town of Kershaw & Carolina Water Service. These wholesale customers supply water service to nearly 9,000 retail customers. LCWSD’s employment team consists of over 90 employees who are dedicated to providing dependable water and wastewater service to Lancaster County 24 hours per day,365 days per year.
LCWSD’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems’ infrastructure are on Geographic Information System (GIS) computer mapping system. All distribution system maintenance programs and records are on computer including Hydrant and Valve Maintenance Programs, Cross Connection Program, and Flushing Program.
In 1991, the LCWSD entered into a unique Joint Venture Agreement with Union County, NC to construct and operate a water treatment facility known as the Catawba River Water Supply Project (CRWSP) also known as the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant (CRWTP). This agreement is unique in many ways including cooperation between two counties in two different states. In April 1993, after 18 months of permitting and construction, CRWTP began providing water for LCWSD and Union County, NC.
In 2003, this facility was expanded from 18 MGD to 36 MGD to meet the needs of existing and future customers. This facility has continually supplied very high quality water to LCWSD customers. CRWTP has the distinguished honor of being the recipient of the Excellence in Treatment award on multiple occasions. This award is given by EPA/SC DHEC and is awarded to water treatment facilities which have demonstrated and earned an excellent rating for its treatment process.
In 2020, the facility was expanded from 36 MGD to 40 MGD
By way of an agreement with the City of Lancaster, all wastewater south of Highway #5 and located within the proximity of the City of Lancaster is collected by LCWSD and treated by the City of Lancaster’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
In 2001, LCWSD constructed a new wastewater treatment facility to accommodate the wastewater treatment needs of the growing Indian Land community of Lancaster County. This facility includes enhanced and advanced secondary treatment and has continually produced a very high quality discharge product into the Catawba River which meets or exceeds State and Federal Regulations.
In 2008, LCWSD, The Town of Fort Lawn, and the City of Lancaster entered into an agreement to provide transportation and treatment of the Town of Fort Lawn’s wastewater.
The Town of Heath Springs provides wastewater treatment service for LCWSD by way of an agreement for service within the Pleasant Hill Community.