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Sep 13, 2019

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Corix Regulated Utilities Inc. today announced that Donald H. Denton has been appointed president, effective September 23, 2019, of its regulated water and wastewater utilities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. As president, Denton will have responsibility for the operations of Carolina Water Service of North Carolina, Inc. (CWS), Blue Granite Water Company (Blue Granite), and Tennessee Water Service (TWS).

“Don’s extensive utility operations and leadership experience make him an excellent choice to lead CWS, Blue Granite and TWS into their next chapter of growth,” said Catherine Heigel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corix Regulated Utilities Inc. 

Denton brings over 25 years of utility and construction management experience to the position.  Since 2013, Don has been founder and chief executive of Denton built LLC, a Charlotte, NC-based construction company.  Previously, Denton served as Vice President of Operations Management Consulting for DNV-KEMA consulting firm.  While at DNV-KEMA, Denton led the turnaround of its North American grid modernization consultancy practice group.  Prior to his employment with DNV-KEMA, Denton spent over 20 years with Duke Energy Corporation in Charlotte, NC.  During his many years at Duke Energy, Denton held a variety of engineering, project management, policy, strategy and executive management roles.  Denton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Queens University. 

Active in his community, Denton serves as Advancement Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 11/111 and Chairman-select of the Southeast Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies.

About Corix Utilities

The Corix Group of Companies is a leading provider of sustainable water, wastewater, district energy solutions, electricity generation and gas distribution, serving small-to-medium-sized communities across Canada and the United States. Corix is privately held by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). For more information, please visit www.corix.com.

Media Contact: Tom Oakley 847-313-9168

Benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Sep 06, 2019

1) Improves Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction
a. Reduce the number of estimated reads
b. Reduce billing cycles and customer service time
c. Review a customer’s water usage with 96 days of consumption history
d. Provide exact dates of high usage and zero use to customers

2) Improves Reading and Bill Accuracy
a. Instantaneous handling of final bills and high-bill investigations or inquiries
b. Reduce the number of estimated reads
c. Reduces the number of manual errors

3) Improves Operational Efficiencies
a. Automated data collection process for AMR and AMI allows resources to be allocated to other areas in the utility
b. Fast and easy access to data used to resolve water related issues and proactive decision making

Blue Granite Water Company and Charlotte Water Start Lake Wylie Drinking Water Interconnection Project

Aug 07, 2019

Blue Granite Water Company and Charlotte Water are in the progress of constructing the drinking water interconnection in the Lake Wylie community.

Crews from Charlotte Water have started construction in this area so please anticipate road closures. Below is a short project update from Charlotte Water. 

Project Update:
Charlotte Water (CLTWater) will install pipe to connect to Blue Granite Water Company (BGWC) near the Buster Boyd Bridge on York Road in South Carolina. This important interconnection will provide BGWC with additional water to serve the area.

  • Construction start: mid-August
  • Construction completion: November

Crews will start by tunneling under York Road at Blucher Circle (near QuikTrip) and work in one of the southbound / Charlotte bound lanes of York Road. One lane will be open each direction on York Road. 

Please check this link for additional information and how to contact Charlotte Water:
Drinking Water Interconnection Project

Lake Wylie Water Conservation Schedule - Frequently Asked Questions

Jun 03, 2019

Lake Wylie Water Conservation Schedule – Frequently Asked Questions

  • A lot of customers feel that they have not been given a good explanation of what the issue is and why we needed to go to this schedule.
    • Because of customer growth and increase in customer demand, Blue Granite Water Company is experiencing heightened water demand in its Lake Wylie area system.  This increased demand coupled with supply constraints from our water supplier, York County, has necessitated the imposition of a conservation protocol for non-essential water use by our customers. The new conservation schedule will help ensure all customers have access to water for essential water uses and fire protection.
  • Water quality concerns
    • Although you may have experienced low pressure, the water we deliver to your home meets all standards set forth by DHEC.
  • Will there be any exemptions for homeowners who have just planted grass or sod and need it to get established?
    • Although we understand the need to irrigate a new lawn, we will not be allowing any exemptions to ensure that there is sufficient water supply reserved for essential use, such as drinking, bathing and cooking.
  • What are the enforcement measures and what regulations state that we can enforce this?
    • Non-compliance with the conservation protocol could result in suspension of water service. Under South Carolina Public Service Commission regulation, 103-772 and 103-735, Blue Granite has the right to restrict water use if excessive use could have a negative impact on the water system and other customers.
  • York County or Rock Hill does not have the same restrictions and we get our water from them. Why don’t they have these restrictions as well?
    • Over the past week we have worked diligently with York County to ensure we are receiving adequate water supplies for our customers. As part of these discussions, we have encouraged the County to also undertake conservation messaging and promotions. If you have questions about the County’s conservation efforts, please contact the York County Administrator for more information.
  • Will Blue Granite be paying to have my dead landscaping fixed, or giving a discount for lack of service?
    • Blue Granite Water Company has a commitment and responsibility to provide water supply for essential uses. The conservation protocol allows for irrigation of landscaping on certain days and times to enable you to take care of your landscaping. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we will not be providing any credits or reimbursements for landscaping.
  • We are not currently in a drought, why is there a water shortage?
    • Although we are not currently in a drought in the Lake Wylie area, we are experiencing hotter than normal temperatures with little to no rain in over a week. Several counties across North Carolina and South Carolina are experiencing similar demand and supply issues and have adopted voluntary and mandatory conservation protocols.

  • What are your plans for the future of this community?
    In order to meet current and future demand, we have been working over the last year to secure additional water supply and construct additional water storage capacity.  We recently executed a supply agreement with the City of Charlotte and expect to have the interconnection with Charlotte constructed in early Fall 2019.  Also, we will be constructing a new 1 million gallon/day water tank by Winter 2021.  We are finalizing the siting of that facility now.

Examples of other water conservation schedules:









UPDATE – Blue Granite Water Company Adopts New Conservation Protocol

May 31, 2019

Because of heightened water demand in the Lake Wylie area, Blue Granite Water Company (“Blue Granite”) has adopted a non-essential water use conservation protocol to promote water conservation during the coming summer months.  The new conservation schedule will begin on Friday, May 31, 2019 and remain in place until October 1, 2019, unless further extended by Blue Granite. 

Blue Granite is implementing the conservation protocol to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of our customers by ensuring adequate water for drinking, sanitation, and fire protection services. The conservation schedule limits the hours and days of use of Blue Granite supplied water for lawn irrigation and other uses, such as power washing driveways, sidewalks, decks, patios, streets, and exterior building surfaces except on Saturdays and Sundays.  The commercial use of power washers is permitted under the conservation protocol.

The non-essential water use conservation protocol applies to all Blue Granite Water Customers in the Lake Wylie service area.  Please refer to the chart listed below for specific information regarding water uses and permitted days and times. Odd address numbers will follow the “ODD” schedule and even address numbers will follow the “EVEN” schedule.



Residential Automatic/non-automatic Irrigation Systems

ODD - Tuesdays & Saturdays 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

EVEN - Wednesdays & Sundays 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.


Commercial Developers and Homebuilders Automatic/non-automatic Irrigation Systems


ODD - Tuesdays & Saturdays 10 p.m. - 2a.m.

EVEN - Wednesdays & Sundays 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.


Hose End Sprinklers



ODD - Tuesdays & Saturdays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. / 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

EVEN - Wednesdays & Sundays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. / 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hand Held Hose



ODD - Tuesdays & Saturdays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. / 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

EVEN - Wednesdays & Sundays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. / 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Vehicle Washing



ODD - Tuesdays & Saturdays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. / 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

EVEN - Wednesdays & Sundays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. / 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pressure Washing

Saturday & Sunday

No Watering Allowed

Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays

Blue Granite is working hard to manage existing water supplies to ensure essential water uses are protected for all customers.  In addition, we are working to secure additional water supply from the City of Charlotte and expect to have those new water resources available to us later this fall.  Finally, Blue Granite is investing in additional water storage capacity that should be operational by December 2020.  These measures coupled with our customers’ adherence to the new conservation protocol will enable us to continue to provide safe, reliable water now and into the future.

We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in this conservation effort. Blue Granite will be monitoring customer usage for compliance with the protocol and will take enforcement measures, as necessary, against those in violation of the conservation schedule.  If you have any questions concerning this conservation protocol, please feel free to contact us:
Phone: (800) 367-4314
Email: customerservice@bluegranitewaterco.com

Update on the Temporary Lake Wylie Irrigation Ban

May 23, 2019

May 28, 2019

Blue Granite Water Company (Blue Granite) continues to monitor its water system performance for Lake Wylie area customers. Over the weekend, water consumption remained steady until Monday (Memorial Day), when we saw a sharp rise in consumption again.  In order to provide our customers with reliable service for essential water uses, Blue Granite is keeping the existing irrigation restrictions in place until further evaluation of the system’s performance can be made.  We sincerely appreciate the continued patience and cooperation of our customers with the non-essential water use restrictions while this evaluation takes place.

May 24, 2019

Lake Wylie, SC – Blue Granite Water Company continues to see high water demand in its Lake Wylie service area.  As a result, the mandatory irrigation ban put in place by the Company on May 18, 2019 will remain in place for non-essential residential and retail outdoor water uses through the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Blue Granite will begin a trial on Thursday, May 23, 2019 to allow limited irrigation for commercial developers and homebuilders only during the late evening hours.  This trial irrigation program will allow the Company to study the effects of the limited outdoor usage on the system’s ability to maintain and recover sufficient water supplies. If at any time the Company’s water supply drops below an acceptable tolerance, Blue Granite will rescind the developer/homebuilder trial program.

Blue Granite appreciates the efforts of its customers to conserve water and apologizes for any inconvenience the temporary irrigation ban may cause customers. The Company will continue to provide updates on the status of non-essential water use restrictions as circumstances warrant. Again, Blue Granite thanks its customers for their patience and cooperation.

Tips for Water Conservation

Indoor tips:

  • Check water consumption on your monthly bills unexpected increases may result from undetected leaks.
  • Regularly check your faucets, spigots, toilets, water pipes, washing machine, and dishwasher for leaks.
  • Listen carefully for the sound of running water at night when no faucets or fixtures are in use.  Check for wet spots from the water meter to the residence indicating a possible underground water leak.
  • Toilets are one of the most common places for leaks.  Check flappers at the bottom of the tank or the fill valve malfunctioning.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Don’t leave water running while brushing your teeth, shaving, etc.
  • When replacing used appliances check for waterless model toilets, hand and shutoff faucets and low-flow shower heads. Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s/Department Energy’s www.energystar.gov website for water and energy efficient models.
  • Know the location of the water shut-off valve for plumbing system so that you can turn off water quickly if you have a major leak.
  • Sensor shut-off devices can be used to detect a major leak in your plumbing system and turn off your water automatically even when no one is at home.

Outdoor tips:

  • Check outdoor spigots and hoses for leaks. 
  • Water lawns and plants before sunrise and after sunset.
  • Use hand-held spring loaded nozzles on lawn and garden hoses.
  • For irrigation systems, install automatic controls and rain sensors to prevent wasteful irrigation.
  • Rain or moisture sensors can be installed on irrigation system to prevent watering during or after rainfalls.
  • Choose drought-resistant, non-invasive plants for your lawn.
  • Use a soaker hose, bubbler, micro spray or drip irrigation system instead of the spray irrigation, which loses more water due to evaporation.
  • Purchase a rain barrel or install a cistern to reuse rainwater. (Rain barrels are available in your local region).
  • Use 2 to 4 inches of mulch around trees and shrubs to conserve moisture in the soil.
  • Consider drought tolerant groundcover, drought tolerant grass, or landscape with trees, shrubs and mulch.
  • Cut grass to a height of at least two inches (one inch for Bermuda grass) to encourage good root growth and to help shade and retain moisture in the soil.  Small grass clipping are good soil enhancers.


River Hills South Carolina Boil Advisory RESCIND

May 11, 2019

This is a courtesy message from Blue Granite Water Company, your local water provider for the Lake Wylie Area.  

Please be advised that the previously issued Boil Advisory has been rescinded.  It is no longer necessary for customers to boil water for human consumption (including, drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) 

The broken water main was repaired, and the water was restored by York County around 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th.  Only four subdivisions in York County’s service territory were affected. Blue Granite’s entire Lake Wylie service territory, which includes 39 subdivisions, was affected by this water main break. Flushing the lines for the Blue Granite systems took considerably more time than it took York County to flush and test their affected systems. The larger area to flush and test the water supply caused the boil advisory to last one day longer for Blue Granite customers. We apologize for this inconvenience and have appreciated your patience through this process.

Again, the boil advisory has been rescinded.  The water sample results from the laboratory confirmed that your water continues to be safe and you no longer must boil your water.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience.  If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 367-4314. 

Thank you.





Spring Drop-In Meetings for May 2019

Apr 19, 2019

Blue Granite Water Company (Blue Granite) held several customer drop-ins last Fall. The fall customer drop-ins allowed our customers the opportunity to meet the Blue Granite team, ask any questions about your water and wastewater service and learn about our efforts to serve our customers.

Our Spring Customer Drop-ins will allow you the opportunity to stop by and speak with BGWC representatives one-on-one to have your questions answered. Below are the details of our upcoming customer drop-ins.

Date and Time


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

4:00 – 7:00 PM

YMCA Camp Thunderbird – Johnson Hall

One Thunderbird Lane

Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

4:00 – 7:00 PM

Saluda Shoals – River Center

5605 Bush River Road

Columbia, SC 29212

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

4:00 – 7:00 PM

Civic Center of Anderson

3027 MLK Jr. Boulevard (formerly Mall Road)

Anderson, SC 29625

We hope to see you at one of our Spring Customer Drop-ins. If you are unable to make it to one of our drop-ins, see the below Customer Drop-In Inquiry Form Link. Fill out the form and return it with your comments. 

This form provides you an opportunity to ask any questions about your water and wastewater service. When we receive your completed form, we will respond to you within 3-4 business days.  If you have any questions about the drop-ins, feel free to call me at 864-203-0237 or email at RHannon@bluegranitewaterco.com.

Customer Drop In Inquiry Form

Joint Press Release – Blue Granite Water Company and City of Columbia

Apr 01, 2019
April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Blue Granite Water Company and Columbia Water announce a major step forward for water quality protection and the continued health and vitality of the Saluda River. At 2:30pm on Friday, March 29th, Blue Granite successfully interconnected its Friarsgate Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) to Columbia Water’s wastewater treatment system. As a result of this regional treatment connection and the cooperation and collaboration of the parties, treated effluent is no longer being discharged from the Friarsgate WWTP into the Saluda River.

In November 2017, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) notified Blue Granite of the availability of a regional connection for the Friarsgate WWTP with Columbia Water. Thereafter, Blue Granite and Columbia Water worked collaboratively to negotiate and execute a wholesale interconnection and treatment agreement. This agreement was approved by the South Carolina Public Service Commission in October 2018. DHEC also worked with the parties to promptly review and approve construction and operating permits needed to make the connection.

“The connection of the Friarsgate WWTP to Columbia Water’s facilities is an example of how constructive working relationships and proactive implementation of regional water quality management plans can benefit both utility customers and the environment,” said Michael Cartin, Blue Granite’s Director of External Affairs.

“We are pleased to achieve this milestone with Blue Granite Water Company and believe it will benefit water quality in the Saluda River and economic development in the Midlands for many years to come,” said Assistant City Manager, Clint Shealy. “This is yet another example of Columbia Water fulfilling one of Envision Columbia’s focus areas of enhancing our communities through innovative solutions.”

Blue Granite will continue to work over the next several months to complete the decommissioning of the Friarsgate WWTP. Additionally, Blue Granite is actively working with the support of Congaree Riverkeeper to seek a connection of its Watergate Waste Water Treatment Plant to the Town of Lexington’s regional facilities. Blue Granite is committed to complying with regional water quality management plans and ensuring the compliance of its treatment facilities with applicable laws and regulations.
To learn more about the City of Columbia, visit www.columbiasc.net or Blue Granite, visit

Congaree Riverkeeper and Blue Granite Water Company Reach Mutual Agreement

Mar 12, 2019


– Congaree Riverkeeper (CRK) and Blue Granite Water Company (Blue Granite) announce the approval of a settlement agreement (Agreement) by the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina that resolves the parties’ years-long litigation over the I-20 wastewater system.

Although the parties each maintain the merits of their respective legal positions, CRK and Blue Granite have determined that the Agreement is desirable at this time to finally and completely resolve the case in the best interests of each party, Blue Granite’s customers, and the public.

“We are pleased to reach this Agreement with Blue Granite and believe it will help our efforts to improve water quality in the Saluda River for many years to come,” said the Congaree Riverkeeper, Bill Stangler.

In furtherance of future water resource monitoring and planning in the Midlands, CRK and Blue Granite have agreed that Blue Granite will donate to the Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) the sum of $350,000.00 to be used for the following purposes:

  • $250,000.00 to support water quality monitoring initiatives of the Midlands Rivers Coalition; and
  • $100,000.00 to support the CMCOG’s revisions to, and implementation of, its 208 Water Quality Management Plan.

In addition, Blue Granite has agreed to pay the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) the sum of $385,000.00 for attorneys’ fees incurred by SELC, as well as $23,000 to the United States Treasury.

“Blue Granite seeks to provide local water and wastewater service that supports vibrant communities, and we believe the Agreement with CRK is an important step in supporting our customers and communities in the Midlands,” stated Michael Cartin, Blue Granite’s Director of External Affairs.

CRK and Blue Granite look forward to working together on future water quality management efforts, including Blue Granite’s current efforts to interconnect its Watergate Wastewater Treatment Facility to the Town of Lexington.

To learn more about CRK, visit www.congareeriverkeeper.org or Blue Granite, visit www.bluegranitewaterco.com.

Click to Download Joint Press Release

Prevent Frozen Pipes! Winter Weather Tips

Dec 07, 2018



Winter weather brings icy winds and dipping temperatures which can do a lot of damage to your home by freezing pipes and leaving you without flowing water.

There are many precautions you can take now to help you avoid the expense and inconvenience of frozen pipes during an extended cold spell.

Before Freezing Weather
1. Disconnect and drain hoses from outside faucets. If your home has a separate shut-off valve for outside faucets (usually located in the basement or crawl space) then use it to shut the water off to your outside faucets. Then go outside and turn on the faucets to drain water from the line. If your home does not have a separate shut-off valve for
outside faucets, then wrap each outside faucet with insulation or newspaper.

2. Insulate pipes or faucets in unheated areas such as the garage, crawl space, or attic. Check with your local home improvement store for which materials to use to insulate your pipes.

3. Show household members how to turn off water to the house in case of emergencies. The main shut-off valve is often located near the water heater or the washing machine. If a pipe bursts anywhere in the house – kitchen, bath, basement, or crawl space – this valve turns it off.

4. Turn off and drain irrigation systems and backflow devices. Wrap backflow devices with insulating material.

5. Cover foundation vents with foam blocks, thickly folded newspaper, or cardboard.

During Freezing Weather
1. Leave the heat on at least 55 degrees and open cupboard doors under sinks, especially where plumbing is in outside walls, to let interior heat warm the pipes.

2. Temporarily, keep a steady drip of cold water at an inside faucet farthest from the meter. This keeps water moving, making it less likely to freeze.

3. If you are away for any length of time, you may consider shutting off your home’s water to reduce the chances of frozen or broken pipes. Contact your water provider for more information on how to do this.

4. Have your plumber and water provider’s telephone number handy. During an extended cold spell, your pipes might freeze despite the best precautions.

If Your Pipes Freeze
1. Determine which pipe(s) are frozen. If some faucets work but others don’t, that means pipes inside your home are likely frozen. If none of your faucets work, there may be a problem at the street – contact your water provider.

2. Find the frozen pipe(s) and attempt to thaw them with a hair dryer using a low setting. Wave the hair dryer back and forth along the frozen area. NEVER thaw a frozen pipe with an open flame.

3. Shut off water and power (or gas) to the water heater if you have a leak or a broken pipe. Contact your water provider if you are unable to find the shut-off valve or the valve doesn’t work. Check with a plumber or home improvement store for leak repair supplies and information.

#ClickClean and Choose Paperless Billing

Aug 22, 2018

Get rid of paper clutter. Switch to Paperless Billing.

Paperless billing is the easy, secure way to view your bill. The option for free Paperless Billing will email your full viewable invoice directly to you on the date the bill is issued, instead of through the mail. 

If you are interested in free Paperless Billing, please sign up thru your Online Account Access or contact Customer Service.

Fix a Leak Every Week

Aug 22, 2018

Take the 10 Minute WaterSense Challenge and use the checklist to detect and chase down leaks. Many common household leaks are quick to find and easy to fix - worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking showerheads all are easily correctable and can save on your utility bill expenses and water in your community. 

Visit our Water Conservation page for more tips to help cut back on water waste.