Spartanburg Water on tap to serve another record year of growth

Every time a new home pops up, Spartanburg Water likely gains another customer. Although septic systems…

Every time a new home pops up, Spartanburg Water likely gains another customer.

Although septic systems are still allowed, most of the 2,200-plus homes being built in the fastest-growing areas of western and northeastern Spartanburg County will be tapping into the water system’s Sanitary Sewer District.

Spartanburg Water controls most of the sewer districts, several of which were absorbed decades ago from abandoned textile mill systems.

Spartanburg Water also controls much of the water flow, covering 864 square miles and providing 26 million gallons of water each day to more than 200,000 customers.

While other smaller water systems serve chunks of the county, Spartanburg Water receives most of the new water customers as well, including in the city of Spartanburg.

Record growth

According to recently released numbers, both the water system and sewer system saw record growth in 2020, and officials see the potential for another record this year.