No CPW rate increase for 2017. Please click here for article.
Taste & Odor Event-April 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.
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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.