About Our Services

Water Plant

BPW has a pump station located at Broad River to pump raw water to Lake Whelchel. Water is gravity flowed to Victor Gaffney Water Treatment Plant and to J. Grady Randolph Water Filtration Plant for treatment. 

Treatment for drinking water involves the removal of contaminants from raw water to produce water that is pure enough for human consumption without any short-term or long-term risk or any adverse health effect. The processes involved in removing the contaminants include physical processes such as settling, and filtration chemical processes such as disinfection and coagulation.

The following processes are used for municipal drinking water treatment:

  • Pre-treatment of Sodium Permanganate for algae control and arresting biological growth
  • Aeration for removal of dissolved iron when present with small amounts of manganese
  • Carbon Slurry to control taste and odor-causing organic compounds
  • Coagulation for flocculation 
  • Coagulant aids, also known as polymers – to improve coagulation, and for more robust floc formation
  • Sedimentation for solids separation, which is the removal of suspended solids trapped in the floc
  • Filtration to remove particles from water, either by passage through an Anthracite filter bed or through a purpose-designed filter that may be washable
  • Disinfection for killing bacteria, viruses and other pathogens

The water is then stored in the onsite 6.1 MGD clear wells until it is pumped into the distribution system lines. Our elevated tanks help distribute treated water to your home, while also providing storage for fire protection and pressure to the distribution system. 


Backflow Device Test Form


Attention Backflow Assembly Testers: According to GBPW Backflow Policy, all Backflow tests are required to be turned in on the GBPW test form. All submitted tests not on our form will be sent back to tester.


Please fill out the form below and return to mharper@gbpw.com, please put business name being tested in subject line.


Backflow Device Form