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CPW gets DHEC approval and begins treatment as geosmin levels rise

  Laurens, South Carolina – Tuesday morning the water treatment staff at the Laurens Commission of Public Works were finally given approval by the Department of Health and Environmental Control to add Earth Tech, the first of its planned treatment systems to decrease the high geosmin levels in the water coming in from Lake Rabon.…

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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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‘Naturally occurring’ water issues pester CPW, LCWSC

Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission and the Laurens Commission of Public Works are having an unwelcome moment of deja vu with the current water issues facing the providers. Quite a few customers each day are calling with concerns about the tap water’s “earthy” odor and taste, which has been found to result from geosmin.…

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Upstate Forever holds June 5 Rain Barrel workshop

On Tuesday, June 5, Laurens County residents can learn to take advantage of rains like the county is experiencing this week at an Upstate Forever rain barrel workshop Tuesday June 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Laurens County Water Sewer Commission. The workshop is part of an outreach program to encourage rain water harvesting and reuse…

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