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Maze of K’s: Kiawah Island Utility
Sometimes, it’s hard to know who does what on Kiawah. Our monthly Maze of K’s feature will help guide you through the island’s many Kiawah entities. This month, we look at Kiawah Island Utility (KIU), which provides water and wastewater service to Kiawah Island. Commercial and personal properties on Kiawah all use KIU for their needs.
KIU works with other island entities to make service convenient for members. For example, the utility requires backflow testing every few years; however, members on the list for testing can typically have it done through KICA for a reduced rate. (Note: KICA’s backflow testing queue is currently closed but it is expected to re-open later this month.) KIU is your first stop if you are experiencing water leaks, as they have personnel on the island 24/7 who can determine the cause or shut off the flow if needed, or if you’re confused about your water charges.
During hurricane seasons, KIU works with other island entities to plan and prepare. Water service can be impacted by storm events, and necessitate boil water notices and outages. In the event of these issues, KIU works with KICA and the town to get messaging out to members. (More on hurricane preparedness related to your water service here.)
KIU’s director of Operations, Becky Dennis, is a familiar face around the island, as are many of the utility’s longtime employees. See an interview with her, discussing her time on the island here.
For more information about the utility, to request service, or for questions about your current service, call 843-768-0641.