This year’s heavy rainfall is suspected as the reason behind some water discoloration issues in Laurens County. The Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission states it is aware of discolored water issues in the Hickory Tavern, Barksdale, and Laurens areas. The LCWSC states water is SAFE to use and meets the state drinking water standards, but may not be acceptable to customers who are sensitive to taste and odors. THERE IS NO NEED TO BOIL WATER BEFORE USE. LCWSC is advising customers to check the color of your water before washing whites or brightly colored clothing.
They explain that the Laurens CPW is experiencing high levels of naturally occurring iron and manganese coming from Lake Rabon, possibly as a result of the extreme rainfall in recent weeks. The Laurens CPW is making modifications to their treatment process to address the issue. The Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission and Laurens Commission of Public Works will continue to flush in order to minimize the problem.
Any Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission customers with questions or concerns about the matter are asked to call 864-682-3250 and press option 5 to leave a detailed message. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible. LCWSC apologized for any inconvenience, saying they appreciate your patience.