Glendalyn Avenue waterline rehabilitation completed

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

As part of Spartanburg Water’s aging infrastructure replacement program, Spartanburg Water has finished replacing the existing waterline on Glendalyn Avenue from the intersection from South Pine Street to Connecticut Avenue. The piping on Glendalyn Avenue dates back to the late 1880’s and reached the end of its useful life. Repairs to breaks in this aging waterline increased in recent years, adding to the cost of maintaining and keeping it in service.

All residential water services on Glendalyn Avenue between Mills and Pine Streets have been switched over to the new waterlines and road patching is complete, said Janet Cann, Construction Asset Department Manager.

Spartanburg Water replaced approximately 3,050 feet of existing waterline located along Glendalyn Avenue from South Pine Street to Connecticut Avenue. These waterlines carry treated drinking water from its drinking water treatment plant to the homes in the community. Private service lines from each home are connected to this main pipe, and it is critical to keep water flowing to you and your family.

“The existing cast iron pipe was replaced with new ductile iron pipe,” Chief Operating Officer Bobby Walden said. “Ductile iron pipe is a durable pipe that is made to last over 100 years.”

Line breaks often result in the disruption of water service and the inconvenience of work crews being in the area. The new line will provide better service and mean fewer repairs, fewer disruptions for residents’ water service and less inconvenience from work crews.

“Replacement of the line is also a better use of ratepayers’ money, as lost water and frequent line repairs impact operational costs for the whole system.” Walden said.    

ABOUT SPARTANBURG WATER: Spartanburg Water, an award-winning utility, is comprised of Spartanburg Water System and Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. It serves a population of about 200,000 within Spartanburg County, as well as others in parts of Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties. With the help of its dedicated team of more than 250 employees, each day it produces an average of 25 million gallons of drinking water and cleans 12 million gallons of reclaimed water for its customers and community.