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Fresh Water Systems Expands Promotion of UV Systems for Water Safety

Ultraviolet Treatment Addresses Water Contamination Concerns

Fresh Water Systems, Inc. (FWS), one of the largest independent providers of water filtration systems in the US, has launched multiple initiatives designed to increase awareness about the effectiveness and efficiency of treating household water with ultraviolet, or UV, disinfection.

These initiatives include a series of original informational videos about UV made in conjunction with Viqua, a leading manufacturer of UV systems for whom FWS is a major distributor. Another part of the promotion is a UV facts quiz with valuable gift cards as prizes.


Solar agreement marks key milestone for South Carolina customers

50 times more solar expected in company's S.C. service area

Solar energy use among South Carolina customers will increase significantly as a result of an agreement filed with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.

The agreement enhances Duke Energy's Distributed Energy Resource programs, which were filed with the S.C. Public Service Commission in February. The proposed programs are designed to grow solar capacity in Duke Energy's South Carolina service area from about 2 megawatts to about 110 megawatts.


South Carolina Attorney General Releases Opinion on Palmetto Pipeline


Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion last week concerning the legality of Kinder Morgan’s use of eminent domain to build its controversial Palmetto Pipeline through the state of South Carolina. The 19-page paper was issued in response to Senator Tom Young (R) of Aiken and Representative Bill Hixon (R) of North Augusta. The legislators requested clarification on the matter after many constituents expressed concern about their property rights. 


Ash basin closure starts in South Carolina as three key North Carolina permits granted

The W.S. Lee Steam Station site in Belton, S.C., has been bustling with activity in recent weeks in anticipation of the first truckload of coal ash to be excavated and relocated to an off-site landfill.

That day came Thursday as trucks moved the first tons of the material – left from burning the coal that's powered the Carolinas for more than a century.


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