For nearly 60 years, the Woodruff-Roebuck Water District has provided the residents of southern Spartanburg County with clean, reliable drinking water.
Created by the General Assembly in 1956, the Woodruff-Roebuck Water District was tasked with providing quality water to the town of Woodruff. For decades, the system purchased water from Spartanburg Water, but in 2000, General Manager Curt Dillard asked the Woodruff-Roebuck Water District Board of Commissioners to begin evaluating the future needs of the area. The resulting study found the water district could improve security and efficiency by building its own treatment facility and reservoir. The move, which would be more economical and environmentally sound, would supply ample drinking water for generations to come.
In June 2013, the Woodruff-Roebuck Water district opened its new water treatment plant on Kitchens Road, near the confluence of the North and South Tyger rivers in Roebuck, allowing the facility to pull from both sources.
About 2.6 million gallons of water is processed through the plant each day, providing drinking water to 10,000 customers in area that stretches from Spartanburg to Enoree, Willow Creek to Roebuck.
Woodruff-Roebuck Water District is a member of the following organizations: the American Water Works Association (AWWA); the National Rural Water Association (NRWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF).