Operating as South Carolina Water Utilities, SouthWest Water Company has served customers in the Palmetto State for more than five years. With customers across the state, our local subsidiaries, Kiawah Island Utility, TJ Barnwell, Palmetto Utilities, and CUC, are committed to providing premier water and wastewater infrastructure and customer service.
In 2016, SouthWest Water Company’s relocated its Southeastern division headquarters to South Carolina, highlighting the importance of the Palmetto State to our organization. Since then, SouthWest Water Company has created more than 70 jobs in South Carolina while connecting its customers to water and wastewater services and managing nearly 700 miles of pipe across the state.
SouthWest Water Company has grown in South Carolina through acquisitions of existing water and wastewater utilities with aging infrastructure, frequently upgrading both water infrastructure and customer-facing services through large improvement projects that integrate into our existing systems. This has allowed our local teams to provide premier customer service and improved water and wastewater delivery.
SouthWest Water Company remains committed to providing safe and reliable water, wastewater services and, resource management for homes, businesses and, communities throughout South Carolina and nationwide.
Taking A Closer Look
When South Street Partners, owners of the world-renowned development on Kiawah Island, sought to sell the water and wastewater treatment utility that serves the resort island, it had several goals: a fair price, strong customer service, the highest possible retention of existing employees, and the construction of a second water supply line for safety and redundancy.
SouthWest Water Company met every objective, retaining 100% of the utility’s workforce, upgrading customer service with credit card payment and online account management, and expeditious construction of a $10 million pipeline that runs more than 7,000 feet under a tidal estuary connecting to the mainland. Mission accomplished.