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The splash pad in Carolina Wren Park will be closed after 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015, for the Sounds in the Park event.

Source Water Treatment Notice

The Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS), the wholesale water provider for the City of Anderson, plans to reduce taste and odor associated with source water by applying an algaecide in the Six and Twenty Creek arm of Hartwell Lake. The algaecide application will be conducted on May 26-27, 2015 by Aquaservices, Inc., a South Carolina certified applicator of aquatic herbicides. This algaecide application is part of ARJWS’ ongoing efforts to control adverse taste and odor in source water. This upcoming treatment has already been coordinated with DHEC, SCDNR, and Army Corps of Engineers. For more information, please visit the ARJWS website at

Smoke Alarm Blitz

The Anderson Fire Department and the American Red Cross will go door-to-door, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on Saturday, May 23, 2015, installing free smoke detectors to those who need them. Details

Memorial Day Schedule

In observance of Memorial Day, the City of Anderson will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015. Monday’s garbage and trash routes will be serviced on Tuesday, May 26. Please place garbage and trash at the curb accordingly. Delays may occur, but all routes will be serviced as quickly as possible.

Hydrant Flushing

The City of Anderson’s Fire Department flushes all city fire hydrants in May. As a result, you may experience discolored water. If so, remember that it is temporary and not harmful. Simply run your cold water for approximately five minutes or until the water returns to normal. Details

Consolidated Plan Public Hearings and Survey

The City of Anderson is conducting public hearings to assist in the development of a new, five-year, consolidated plan for 2015-2020. Development of the plan is a collaborative process that establishes a unified vision for community development actions. Details

Please take the Consolidated Plan 2015-2020 Survey.

Mayor Terence Roberts

Municipal Association Elects Mayor Terence Roberts as President of Its 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Standard and Poor's Credit Rating

Standard and Poor's credit ratings express their opinion about the ability and willingness of the City to meet its financial obligations in full and on time. They have upgraded the City's General Obligation rating from an ‘A+’ to ‘AA-‘. These ratings are defined as follows:

Investors rely on these ratings to determine the safety of a bond.

Westview Plots

New Plots Available

New plots are available in Westview Cemetery. Began in the early 1900's as a municipal cemetery for African Americans, Westview is located on Sayre Street. African Americans who figure prominently in Anderson's history are laid to rest there including W. I. Peek and Fred Jackson, who were mortuary business pioneers. Currently, there are approximately 9,000 gravesites on more than 22 acres. There are now approximately 2500 new burial plots available. For more information, contact the cemetery office, 1405 White St., Anderson, SC 29624, (864) 231-2255. City Cemetery Endowment Fund

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