Let’s talk water.
Okay, so this may not be the most scintillating blog post ever, but here’s a fact: Greenville has amazing drinking water. It’s some of the best in the nation in fact. And it’s not just our personal preference; other people say so too.
Read more about what makes Greenville’s water so great and how it’s drawing even more media attention to our city.
According to greenvillewater.com, Greenville’s water is so impressive because it’s protected. Greenville Water System gets its water from two mountain watersheds north of the city and from Lake Keowee, west of the city. The mountain watersheds are located on 26,000 acres of pristine, highly protected forested areas in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Greenville Water owns all of this land and exercises more control over its source water than any water system in the world. It signed a Conservation Easement with The Nature Conservancy to ensure the land use remains the way it is, with no construction or development now or in the future. Its patrol team watches over the area and keeps trespassers out.
The water is then treated at L.B. Stovall Water Treatment Plant and the Adkins Water Treatment Plant, both of which use state-of-the-art technology to treat the water to a very high-quality level.
As a result of Greenville Water System’s dedication to excellence, our city’s water is infamous.
– It was named the best water in the nation in 2011 by the American Water Works Association.
– In 2014—for the second year in a row and the third time in four years—it was named the “Best Tasting” drinking water in South Carolina.
– This year, Greenville was named among America’s top 10 tapwater cities by Rodale’s Organic Life magazine and featured on the talk show LIVE with Kelly & Michael.
Click on the image below to watch the segment.
Sources: http://www.greenvillewater.com/greenville-water-named-best-tasting-water-in-south-carolina/, http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/14914454/report-greenville-has-best-tasting-tap-water-in-the-nation