Fort Jackson


Based in Columbia, SC, Fort Jackson provides crucial instruction for a large portion of the United States Army – including 50 percent of all soldiers in basic combat training, 60 percent of all female soldiers, and 100 percent of future Army drill sergeants, every year.

In 2008, Palmetto State Utility Services, Inc. (PSUS) was honored to receive the federal government’s 50-year contract to be the sole provider and operator of Fort Jackson’s water and wastewater systems, supporting the vital work of the entire military installation. Under the contract, PSUS oversees a variety of utility assets, including 637,000 feet of water piping and 397,000 feet of wastewater piping; storage tanks capable of holding 2 million gallons of water; 11 wastewater lift stations; and 40 grease traps.

Our state-certified operators ensure the safe delivery of all potable water and the secure removal of wastewater, carefully adhering to both local and federal regulations. With a deep commitment to customer care, PSUS works diligently to protect every drop of water. As a utility provider, we constantly analyze our distribution and collection systems to determine which areas might need repair, replacement, or even supplementary facilities. PSUS also puts a strong focus on water efficiency, actively providing educational outreach for customers to further encourage better resource management.

We at PSUS are proud to be able to provide our services to the 21,000 military personnel, civilians, and family members who live and work at Fort Jackson. We are honored to support the role these military installations play in defending the country, both at home and abroad.