Goins counters JWC suit

JENKINSVILLE – Jenkinsville Water Company’s (JWC) lawsuit against one of its fiercest critics “is atrocious” and “utterly intolerable in a civilized community,” according to a response and countersuit recently filed in Fairfield County Circuit Court. On March 4, the JWC filed a slander and defamation lawsuit against Fairfield County Councilwoman Bertha Goins, alleging her criticisms […]

Fanning, McDaniel laud JWC water

WINNSBORO – The Jenkinsville Water Company’s president Greg Ginyard was awash in adulation during the company’s annual meeting last week. Ginyard announced that the company’s water had, for the second time in two years, received the “Best Tasting Water in SC award.”  This, despite facing multiple DHEC violations citing tainted water supplies. Sen. Mike Fanning […]

JWC operating in the red

JENKINSVILLE – Recently released tax returns show the Jenkinsville Water Company (JWC) continues to operate at a financial loss. For 2017, the latest year IRS data was available, JWC reported $439,560 in revenue versus $511,097 in expenses, leaving a negative balance of $71,537, tax records show. At JWC’s annual meeting in January, the water company […]

Letters: Redemption for JWC

Events surrounding the Jenkinsville Water Company clearly indicate its prudent path to redemption is to join the Fairfield Water Authority. First, it makes common sense to have a coordinated and united water authority to facilitate growth and welfare for the county. Second, JWC could use the help. Clearly, JWC has a history of troubling challenges. […]

JWC cited over coliform testing

JENKINSVILLE – The Jenkinsville Water Company was hit last year with a new drinking water violation, though it and other past violations have been resolved, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. The latest DHEC violation notice was issued Aug. 24, 2017. It stated that the JWC was in violation of the […]

JWC has quorum, no meeting

JENKINSVILLE – It’s not often that a public body violates the state’s Freedom of Information Act without actually holding a meeting. But that’s exactly what hap­pened when the Jenkinsville Water Company refused to re­lease an agenda after cancel­ling Monday night’s meeting, according to open government experts. The Voice requested a copy of the agenda as […]

More Troubles for Jenkinsville Water Co.

Radioactive Pollutants in Jenkinsville Well JENKINSVILLE – For the third time in four years, the Jenkinsville Water Company is bumping up against the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), this time for excessive radium and gross alpha contaminants in well number 15, on Clowney Road. DHEC issued a Notice of Violation to the […]

Boil Water Advisory Issued after DHEC Test of Jenkinsville Water

The Jenkinsville Water Company issued a boil water advisory for all of its approximately 780 customers Monday after a water test by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) found E. coli bacteria present in water sampled from a home serviced by the company, DHEC said. Gregrey Ginyard, the Water Board’s president, said the […]