Taylors Fire and Sewer District

3335 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC 29687
Telephone: 864-244-5596

Taylors District History

In  order  to  serve  the  infrastructure  needs  of  people  living  outside  the  municipalities,  Special  Purpose Districts (SPD’s) were created. A Special Purpose District (SPD) is a district created by an  Act  of  the  General  Assembly  or  pursuant  to  general  law  and  which  provides  any  governmental power or function including, but not limited to, fire protection, sewerage treatment, water or natural gas distribution or recreation. A Special Purpose District also means any rural community water district authorized or created under the provisions of Chapter 13 of Title 6. Special Purpose Districts do not include any state agency, department, commission or school district.

On April 28, 1958, Act No. 1099 of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina for the year 1958, created Taylors Water and Sewer District as a Special Purpose District in Greenville County.  The  District  is  operated,  managed  and  governed  by  a  commission.  This  commission  consist of three resident electors of the district to be elected by the qualified electors of the district.  The  Commission  was  charged  with  the  responsibilities  of  constructing,  operating,  maintaining, improving and extending a water distribution system, a sewer system, a system for the collection and disposition of garbage and a system for fire protection within the boundaries.

On March 25, 1966, Taylors Water and Sewer District sold its water distribution system to the City  of  Greenville,  South  Carolina,  Waterworks  System  (known  now  as  Greenville  Water)  but  continued to provide fire and sewer services. On June 14, 1968, Act No. 1546 of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina for the year 1968, changed the name of Taylors Water and  Sewer  District  in  Greenville  County  to  Taylors  Fire  and  Sewer  District  and  to  relieve  the  district of any authority or responsibility with reference to a public water distribution system.

In  September  1970,  Taylors  Fire  and  Sewer  District  agreed  to  sell,  Western  Carolina  Regional  Sewer Authority (then Greenville County Sewer Authority, as known now as Renewable Water Resources) all sewer trunk lines, right‐of‐ways, and sewage treatment plants, including all plant equipment and any land adjacent to the treatment plant for future expansion. This was due to be  in  compliance  with  Section  8  of  Act  No.  745  of  1967,  as  amended,  of  the  South  Carolina  Statutes. This left Taylors Fire and Sewer District with the maintenance responsibility of the collector lines which serves each resident and a large number of septic tanks.