Repeal of Boil Water Advisory: New Cut Road Area Water System

Effective Date: 9/20/21 – 9:30 PM

To Spartanburg Water Customers on the following roads, as well as surrounding roads and developments:

• New Cut Rd. from Fairforest Rd. to Mitchell Rd.
• Mt. Zion Rd. from New Cut Rd. to Campground Rd. and Green Rd.
• Mitchell Rd. from Mt. Zion Rd. to Settle Rd.
• John Dodd Rd. from I-26 to Jordan Creek Farm Rd. and Russell Rd.
• Jordan Creek Rd. from John Dodd Rd. to Gibbs Rd.
• Campground Rd. from New Cut Rd. to Mt. Zion Rd.


A precautionary Boil Water Advisory was issued on 9/19/21. Spartanburg Water advises customers affected by the advisory that they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.

Maintenance activities have been completed. Bacteriological samples were collected and analyzed by Spartanburg Water’s South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control certified laboratory. The results of the sampling indicate that the water meets state and federal standards for safe drinking water.

Should you have any questions regarding this repeal, please contact Customer Service at 864-582-6375.

Land Permits

Information on obtaining permits for structures and improvements adjoining Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock.

Land Permits

Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock

Spartanburg Water System (SWS) has developed a watershed approach to managing the environmental assets surroundings its reservoirs. The buffer area up to the 827’ Mean Sea Level (MSL) Contour Line for Lake Bowen and the 720’ Mean Sea Level (MSL) Contour Line for Lake Blalock is owned and maintained by Spartanburg Water System.

In order to better protect and enhance the water quality in the reservoirs, to maintain and minimize disturbance of the important buffer zone owned by SWS around the reservoirs, and to provide safe recreation for all users of both lakes – SWS requires adjoining property owners to go through a permitting process for the addition of any structures, improvements or modification of natural vegetation in this buffer area, unless specifically exempted. This standard permitting procedure is required each time a project or modification to an existing project is requested by the adjoining property owner.

Those structures, improvements and vegetation modifications that are allowed for permitting can be found in the separate policies and procedures documents that provide guidance for adjoining property owners of Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock reservoirs.

Permits issued for the applied-for project or improvement will remain valid as long as the permittee remains the current addressee and does not violate any policies and procedures outlined in either policies and procedures document.

Municipal Reservoir #1

As the final line of natural filtration for settling and sedimentation before the raw water reaches our R.B. Simms Drinking Water Treatment Facility, SWS is committed to maintaining the natural condition of Municipal Reservoir #1 with a natural and vegetative buffer.

Consequently, no surface recreation of any kind is allowed – including swimming and any forms of watercraft. SWS also does not permit or allow new private structures or other forms of improvements such as docks or sitting areas on SWS Property up to the 780’ Mean Sea Level Contour Line at Municipal Reservoir #1.

Policies and Guidance for Municipal Reservoir #1

Policies and Guidance for Municipal Reservoir #1

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