In the early 1970's, our founders saw the need for clean, potable water and sewer services in the rapidly developing non-municipal area east of the Intracoastal Waterway in Horry County. This vision included a comprehensive and coordinated water and sewer utility system that would allow Horry County to develop its full potential.
This sense of purpose led to a modern success story, the Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority. From a utility with no assets, customers or funding, in fifty years GSWSA has grown into a company with assets of over 805,000,000, approximately 96,000 customers, and annual revenues over $124,000,000.
From a limited-service area east of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Authority has expanded to provide services from the North Carolina line to parts of Georgetown County, and rural areas west of the Waccamaw River. In a county known as the 'Independent Republic', we provide contractual services to six of the county's municipal water and sewer utilities and two public water companies. The development of the GSWSA has been instrumental in Horry County's growth from a population of 70,000 in 1970 to over 332,651 today.
Member Since: 1983