UPDATE Feb 20, 2021 6 PM: The utility company has replaced the transformer and the Shaws Creek Water Plant is back up and running.
20 February 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aiken, SC – A power transformer maintained by a local utility provider failed early morning, February 20, at Shaw’s Creek Water Plant. As a result, the Shaws Creek Water Plant is currently offline. Plant crews are monitoring the situation and utilizing water from the City’s system of wells. City of Aiken customers may experience low water pressure throughout the day, but should not experience a total interruption of service.
The utility provider is working to replace the transformer, and the City anticipates the Shaws Creek Water Plant being back online later this evening.
City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities