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Clemson Public Service and Agriculture As a land-grant university, Clemson is part of a national system created by the U.S. Congress to improve the quality of life for citizens in every state through teaching, research and outreach. While faculty members teach Clemson students, the university’s statewide network of Public Service and Agriculture (PSA) conducts research and outreach programs to improve the quality of life for citizens in South Carolina. Clemson PSA programs develop and deliver impartial science-based information in five areas that align with the national land-grant university system and touch the life for every South Carolinian. Those areas are: Agrisystems productivity and profitability, Economic and community development, Environmental conservation, Food safety and nutrition, and Youth development and families. www.clemson.edu/public
Santee Cooper is South Carolina's largest power producer, the largest Green Power generator and the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper powers South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.santeecooper.com
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. Duke Energy has approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Duke Energy's commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information is available at www.dukeenergy.com.
Charleston Water System is a public water and wastewater utility serving the Greater Charleston area. We provide clean drinking water to more than 400,000 people and wastewater collection and treatment services to over 180,000 people. Our services protect public health and the environment, and we are ISO 14001 certified for environmental management. Visit us online at www.charlestonwater.com or find us on Twitter (@ChasWaterSystem), Facebook (www.facebook.com/charlestonwater), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/charlestonwater).
Greenville Water provides service to nearly 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility. www.greenvillewater.com
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' (SC DNR) stated purpose is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina's natural resources. The agency as organized on July 1, 1994 under the S.C. Restructuring Act is composed of the former Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, Water Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), Land Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), State Geological Survey (State Geologist), and S.C. Migratory Waterfowl Committee. These have been combined into the present division structure. The SCDNR is governed by the seven-member S.C. Natural Resources Board, with one member representing each of the state's six Congressional Districts and one at large. www.dnr.sc.gov
Xylem Analytics is a major global manufacturer of market leading brands including YSI, SonTek, Aanderaa, MJK, WTW, ebro, Bellingham + Stanley, SI Analytics, OI Analytical, and Hypack. The group's success is built on innovation & application within water, wastewater, industrial, food & beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Customers around the world choose Xylem Analytics because our instruments are designed and manufactured to the highest standard - continually meeting the needs of their specific requirements. YSI is a developer and manufacturer of sensors, instruments, software, and data collection platforms for environmental water quality monitoring and testing. Reaching beyond our products, we build relationships with our customers through our dedicated customer service, including technical applications and service support. www.ysi.com
Anderson Regional Joint Water System is a partnership of rural and municipal water districts devoted to providing a high-quality, clean, safe, reliable, economical flow of treated water to its wholesale customers in Anderson and Pickens counties. The Joint Water System, Lake Hartwell Water Treatment Plant is supplied by surface water from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 55,000 acre Lake Hartwell Reservoir, which lies along the border of Upstate South Carolina and Georgia. The Joint Water System is governed by a 14 member Board of Commissioners. Each member of the Board represents a water district or municipality that purchases its water from the Joint Water System. Currently, there are fifteen (15) member agencies in Anderson and Pickens Counties. www.arjwater.com
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the state regulatory agency charged with promoting and protecting the state's public health and its land, air, coastal resources and water quality as authorized by federal and state law.The agency has approximately 3,500 employees serving across the state whose work makes a difference in the lives of South Carolinians every day. The agency provides a wide range of resources and services that support a vision of healthy people living in healthy communities. DHEC 's operations are overseen by the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control which is appointed by the Governor. www.scdhec.gov
SynTerra is a Greenville, South Carolina-based engineering and sciences consulting firm. In building lasting relationships with our clients, we strive to understand their business objectives and help to determine a cost effective, technically sound way to achieve them in a timely manner. Our expertise covers the range of environmental, civil, and process engineering and sciences, including water resources, geology/hydrogeology, ecology, and toxicology. SynTerra is an employee-owned company serving numerous Fortune 500 companies, local government, state agencies, and federal operations across the United States. To learn more, please visit www.synterracorp.com and download a brochure.
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