Kiawah Island Utility’s (KIU) parent company, KIU Holdings, was recently purchased by SouthWest Water Company, a nationwide water and wastewater utility. Established in 1925, SouthWest Water Company is a privately-owned American water company with resources that utilize local management and decision making to own, operate and manage regulated water and wastewater utility systems serving over 500,000 customers nationwide.
KIU will continue to provide the same high-quality water and wastewater services to its customers. Local management will remain in place, ensuring a seamless transition. KIU will be overseen by SouthWest Water Company and will continue to be regulated by the South Carolina Public Service Commission,.
KIU has cleared all hurdles and executed contracts with construction companies to install the new water supply line, providing a needed alternate water supply to the island. The new line will benefit the community in several ways, including redundancy for emergency supply.
RH Moore Company, Inc., in concert with the Mears Group, will install the pipe on the island. The route only impacts some locations on Marsh Island Drive and Sweet Gum, along with a short section of Governor’s Drive in that area. Construction should begin soon and be completed within 150 calendar days.