Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection

To report a water or wastewater emergency please call 803-321-1018 , if AFTER HOURS please call 803-276-0311.

The City of Newberry Utilities Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection Division oversees the maintenance and operations of 4 water storage tanks, 10 waste-water pump stations, 640 fire hydrants, 142 miles of water distribution main lines, and 127 miles of sanitary sewer collection main lines inside City limits and surrounding area.


Brad Rikard
Brad Rikard: Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection Superintendent

Our Water/Wastewater Crew consists of 7 highly skilled water and wastewater licensed crew members and a 2-person right-of-way maintenance crew.


Wastewater vs. Stormwater

What is Wastewater?
Wastewater (also known as sewer water) is the water you flush down your toilet and the water that goes down your drain. We collect wastewater through the sewer system and pump stations that delivers to the wastewater treatment plant.

What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is rainwater that is not absorbed into the ground. Stormwater runoff is rain that flows off buildings, driveways, lawns, streets, parking lots, and construction sites. This runoff makes its way to nearby streams or storm drains.  Most storm drains inside City limits are maintained by South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Please contact Public Works to help determine what government entity should be contacted if an issue arises.