Who we are
The Lake Keowee Source Water Protection Team (LKSWPT) was created to do exactly what their name says, develop and implement a long-term plan to protect the Lake Keowee reservoir for the purposes of hydroelectric power, drinking water, recreation, and more. This team represents a diverse group of stakeholders; working together to prioritize projects that will have meaningful results in water quality improvements, water quantity conservation, community education and public engagement.
The Lake Keowee Source Water Protection Team is a 501(C) (3) non-profit corporation that will lead long-term protection of water quality in Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. Duke Energy included funding in the Keowee-Toxaway Relicensing Agreement (RA), signed by 17 parties in 2013, to form the Team. The Jocassee and Keowee reservoirs were created in the 1970s to provide clean, renewable hydro power to Duke Energy’s customers.
To address this shared interest, Duke Energy included funding, approximately $1.04 million, in the Keowee-Toxaway Relicensing Agreement to form a non-profit corporation to lead efforts to protect water quality in these lakes.