Mount Pleasant Unable to Test Water at Two Dispensing Stations

December 14, 2017, 1:00 pm EST | Share:

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WTAT-TV) — Officials with Mount Pleasant Water Works notified Charleston County leaders in May that they would not be able to test drinking water at two dispensing stations.

For the past 11 years, they have been doing it for free. But when DHEC changed water testing standards Mount Pleasant Water Works said it wouldn’t be able to do it any more.

Well, managers with the water utility say they offered to train Charleston County employees and try to help them get certified in the process – but their offers were not accepted.

That caused water dispensing stations on Highway 17 in McClellanville and South Santee Road to be closed in late September.

Managers with Mount Pleasant Water Works addressed the problem on social media.

“We have asked numerous times for the county to assist us with this financial cost and make it more feasible for us to continue this service. Unfortunately, that has not come to pass,” said General Manager Clay Duffie.

Charleston County officials wouldn’t say why it has taken so long to resolve the problem but they are in the process of having an employee certified to perform daily water testing.

We are told the employee will take a certification test next week.

In the meantime, a water dispensing truck will be delivered Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

People who need drinking water can bring jugs and full up near the dispensing station at 10009 Highway 17 North in McClellanville next to Awendaw Fire Station #4.

County officials hope to re-open the dispensing stations in the next couple of weeks.