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Throw them away – don’t flush ‘flushable’ wipes

The Laurens Commission of Public Works is asking for help from the public to keep the sewers clear by disposing disinfectant wipes and paper towels in the trash rather than attempting to flush them down toilets. In a press release submitted by Laurens CPW, the utility provider explained it’s a problem that is happening across…

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Utility pole fire requires cooperation, short-term outage Tuesday

Laurens, SC – A Duke Energy utility pole fire Monday night led a required power outage Tuesday afternoon for about 75 electric customers of the Laurens Commission of Public Works. The incident began when CPW was contacted by Laurens County Dispatch about a fire high up utility pole on Church Street Monday night. “Someone had reported…

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Geosmin woes: Laurens CPW offers water quality update

Laurens, South Carolina – High levels of geosmin in Lake Rabon  are still affecting the smell and taste of water for Laurens Commission of Public Works and Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission customers. While Lake Rabon is owned and maintained by LCWSC, the CPW water treatment staff is tasked with identifying a process to treat the geosmin,…

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Sewer line replacement closes eastbound Fleming Street

Laurens, S.C. – The Laurens Commission of Public Works is replacing a 1,500 foot section of sewer line, forcing the closure of the eastbound lane of Fleming Street, Laurens, from its intersection with 221 until just before the railroad track. The lane will remain closed through most of Wednesday. Engineers have estimated that existing sewer lines in…

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Votes sought as LCPW’s patriotic tank up for Tank of the Year

Laurens, SC –  The patriotic design and painting on the Laurens Commission of Public Works’ Fleming Street water tank has been nominated for Tank of the Year, and CPW officials are hoping residents will help by voting.       “Voting began Oct. 8 and ends Oct. 19,” said GIS/Mapping Director Kevin Smiley.      …

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Discolored water temporary and safe, says CPW

Laurens, South Carolina  – According to a press release by the Laurens Commission of Public Works, some Laurens area residents have been experiencing discolored tap water over the last few days. CPW general manager John Young told commissioners Monday night that this is caused by higher than normal levels of manganese. Manganese is a common, naturally occurring mineral…

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Record-high bills likely result from record-low temps

Temperatures warmed up on Tuesday afternoon, but the ponds were still frozen on Monday when Duke Energy Carolinas announced its customers had set an all-time peak record for energy usage during the long stretch of extremely cold weather. It’s notable that Duke and all the other energy providers in Laurens County were able to prevent…

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