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CPW offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.


No CPW rate increase for 2017.  Please click here for article.


Taste & Odor Event-May 2017

Greenwood CPW water customers may notice an unusual taste and odor in the drinking water over the next couple of weeks.  Seasonally, during this time of year, algae growing in Lake Greenwood will produce organic compounds that will cause taste and odor in the drinking water.  The water will have an earthy or musty taste and odor but the water is still safe to drink.  Powdered activated carbon is added to the lake water in sufficient amounts to remove the organic compounds that cause the taste and odor.  Greenwood CPW works diligently around the clock to maintain excellent water quality that exceeds federal and state drinking water standards.  Please report any unusual water quality concerns you may have and thank you for your patience during this event.



Welcome to the Commissioners of Public Works in Greenwood, SC!

Our mission is to provide clean water, efficient burning natural gas, and dependable electricity service to the businesses and citizens of Greenwood at the lowest possible cost.


The next CPW bid opening/meeting:

The next board meeting of the Commissioners of Public Works will be Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:00 am.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Board Room – 121 West Court Avenue

I. Call to Order

II. Statement of Compliance with Notification Provision of FOIA

The requirements of the Freedom of Information Act have been met. At least 24 hours prior to this meeting, public notice and the agenda were posted on the door downstairs and on the CPW website and sent to the local media.

III. Signing of Bond Documents

  1. Adjourn


Greenwood CPW News

No Rate Increase


Posted: Friday, December 23

CPW not increasing rates in 2017

By Adam Benson

Greenwood utility customers won’t see a rate increase in 2017, after the Commissioners of Public Works approved a $61.6 million budget on Thursday that gives the agency a $37,000 profit margin.

“With that, it would negate the need for a rate increase,” CPW General Manager Steve Reeves said.

CPW hasn’t raised its electric rates since 2008, with water and gas rates remaining unchanged since 2010.

Reeves said officials entered budget talks facing a $607,000 shortfall, but were able to make up the difference without passing costs on to rate payers.

“It was a very good performance,” CPW Commissioner Michael Monaghan said.

CPW will transfer $1.2 million to the city, and has allocated $2.17 million for capital improvements and construction, about 2.7 percent more than the current year.

Reeves put 2017 revenue projections at $61.6 million, with operational and maintenance expenses of $54.3 million.

There’s also $3.83 million worth of debt service.

“I know you all didn’t get everything you wanted, but I appreciate you all working hard to balance the budget,” CPW commissioner Henry Watts said.

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