MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (January 11, 2019) - Mount Pleasant Waterworks is faced with a difficult decision regarding the water storage tank at our Reverse Osmosis Plant in the Old Village. This tank has not held any water since the construction of the Reverse Osmosis Plant in 1991 due to the high pressures the plant’s pumps provided. However, the tank has continued to serve the community in another way. It has been used for cell phone service for the last 24 years. MPW has leases with three cell phone carriers on both of our elevated tanks and receives revenue from these leases. This revenue has been used to help keep rates as low as possible over the years.
Due to the age and condition of the water tank, something must be done to ensure public safety. MPW is currently looking at options to continue seamless cell service in the Old Village and lessen the costly burden of ongoing maintenance and liability of the tank.
For a copy of the presentation at the Public Meeting held on January 9, 2019, please visit: http://www.mountpleasantwaterworks.com
We currently have a 10-day comment period open to the public to provide feedback to the elected Commissioners on this issue. The comment period will be extended until noon on January 22, 2019 due to the holiday. We invite and encourage you to send us your comments to:
Mount Pleasant Waterworks, 1619 Rifle Range Rd., P.O. Box 330, Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
“We want our customers to know they have the opportunity to send us their input, and all their comments will be taken into consideration by our Commissioners as we formulate the best solution for all concerned,” stated Clay Duffie, General Manager.