If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you either live around Lake Cunningham or Lake Robinson or have an interest in preserving the lake for many years to come.  Welcome!  We’re so glad you’re here.  I’m the Public Information Coordinator for Greer CPW and we maintain both lakes as they serve as Greer’s drinking water resource.  Lake Cunningham feeds directly into our water filter plant to provide you with award winning drinking water.

Lake Cunningham is a man-made lake and was built in 1956.  The growth of Greer soon encouraged City and CPW leaders to create Lake Robinson in 1981.  Lake Robinson took 2 years to completely fill from the North Carolina mountains and South Tyger River and was dedicated in 1988.  For the past 11 years, our drinking water has received kudos for exceeding Department of Health and Environmental Control standards due to consistent water sampling and the fact Lake Robinson does not have any industrial plants up stream.  We take pride in making sure our water is perfect the minute it leaves our filter plant.

What can you do as a homeowner living around the lake to ensure our water quality remains top notch? The Friends of Lake Robinson hosts quarterly litter pick ups around the lake.  The next one is scheduled for September 21st.  Anyone interested in picking up along Mays Bridge Road should meet at the Lake Robinson warden’s office around 9:30 AM.  If you can’t make it, a big help would be to pick up around your neighborhood, road or along the banks of Lake Robinson.  I believe that together we can all do our part to make Greer a cleaner place to live.

Greer CPW also encourages homeowners to be aware of our lake shore management policy. If your property is surrounding Lake Robinson, the “shoreline area” is the body of land that is between the water’s edge and your property at 900 mean sea level (M.S.L).  Greer CPW is most concerned about clearing trees and shrubs in this area because those items help keep sediment out of the lake.

Any homeowners planning to beautify the shoreline area must communicate those plans to the lake warden in writing.  Any gardening, placement of riprap, irrigation, dock construction, digging or planting activity must be approved from Greer CPW.  If you have additional questions, our 3 lake wardens can answer any questions you might have regarding the shoreline management policy or our rules for enjoying the lake.  The lake warden’s can be reached at 864-895-3645 or you may just find the answer to your question on our website.

https://www.greercpw.com/lakes-recreation .  The lake shore management policy is currently being updated and will be posted on the website once finalized.

Thank you for allowing me to introduce myself and inform you of the rules we have in place to keep Greer’s drinking water as pristine as possible.

Alison Rauch
Greer Commission of Public Works
Public Information Coordinator

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