Lowcountry Regional Water System

The Lowcountry Regional Water System (LRWS) is a regional water and sewer system serving Hampton County and surrounding areas. It was created in 2012 after a regional viability study found that combining personnel and financial resources would allow for operational improvements. The system was formed under the Joint Authority Water and Sewer Systems Act by the towns of Brunson, Hampton, Varnville and Yemassee along with Hampton County. The Town of Gifford joined the same year.

Each of the six members has a seat on the Board of Commissioners. Assisted by staff, the Board votes on and oversees several water and wastewater construction projects each year. The system serves over 3,000 residential and commercial customers. This joint system has helped to improve the exiting facilities and plan for future capital investments necessary to attract new economic opportunities for these rural communities.