What's the secret to being a great local leader? Just add water!

Water Matters is the perfect way to learn more about your local utility—and we can guarantee that our award-winning staff will blow you out of the water.

The class begins Tuesday, September 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, August 11. All sessions are Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m. in the Barrett Room of the Spartanburg County Library.

Please consider applying for this six-week, interactive series that provides you with answers to these critical questions about your water supply:

  • Where does my water come from? September 19
  • How safe is my water? September 26
  • How does my water get to and from my home? October 3
  • How are our rivers kept clean? October 10
  • How does my utility plan for the future? October 17
  • What role does water play in the community? October 24

There is also a field trip to our drinking water and reclaimed water treatment plants, a pump station and Lake Blalock Dam on Saturday, October 14.

To apply, click here.

The application deadline is Friday, August 11. The class size is limited, so please apply early.
If you have specific questions about the program or the application process, please contact Chad Lawson, Communications Manager, at (864) 580-5693 or  
clawson@spartanburgwater.org. There is no cost to apply or participate in the program.

We want to give you an inside look at your local utility so that what we do is no longer considered uncharted waters.

Click here for a printable flyer!

Some questions you may have:

Q. What is Water Matters?
A. Spartanburg Water Matters is a Citizens' Academy for community members interested in learning about critical water and wastewater issues, and to better understand how a water utility operates.

Q. What is the goal of the program?
A. Spartanburg Water’s team wants to expand and sustain a diverse network of our customers from across the region who are knowledgeable about key water issues and regional programs and strategies. We are hopeful that class participants will help expand their knowledge by serving as outreach ambassadors and by referring others to participate in future water academy classes.

Q. Is there a cost to apply or, if I am accepted, to participate in Water Matters?
Water Matters is free—there is no cost to apply or to participate. We are investing in expanded education opportunities for our customers with new programs like Water Matters and encourage everyone who is interested in learning more about Spartanburg Water and its operations to apply.

Q. Who is eligible to participate?
A. Anyone who is a current water and/or sewer customer of Spartanburg Water is eligible to participate.

Q. What is the deadline to apply?
A. Applications are due by Friday, August 11.

Q. How will I know if I'm selected to participate?
A. Members of the first class of Water Matters will be notified by Friday, August 25.