Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Charleston Public Water System
In 1823, after learning of London's success with artesian wells, City Council agreed that deep artesian wells would be feasible for the city and its growing population. Several pilot projects followed and in 1879 a 1,970-feet deep well was drilled near this site. With an impressive 700,000 gallons per day yield, it is reported to be the first successful artesian supply in the region.
The artesian supply was Charleston's primary water source until 1903 when a franchise was granted to the Charleston Light and Water Co. to take over the city system and construct a new plant and reservoir by damming Goose Creek. In 1917, the city acquired the plant and properties, forming the Commissioners of Public Works, now Charleston Water System, to manage and operate the city water system.
Erected 2017 by Charleston Water System. (Marker Number 10-94.)
Location. 32° 47.172′ N, 79° 56.145′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marion Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnant of Horn Work (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Siege of Charleston, 1780 (about 300 feet away); Wade Hampton Monument (about 500 feet away); Wragg Square (about 800 feet away); Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project SC 1233 F (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .
1. Charleston Water System History. The original Hanahan Steam Pumping Station, built in 1903, is now the site of Charleston Water's Hanahan Water Treatment Plant. The building pictured here was refurbished in the 1980s to house the plant's administrative offices and laboratory staff. (Submitted on May 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The History of Water and Sewer Service in Charleston. This site presents numerous (Submitted on May 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.