Associations and Memberships

Bamberg Board of Public Works has joined many Associations and Memberships both past and present.  One reason we commit to many different Organizations is because we provide a wide range of services to our customer base in Water, Waste, Natural Gas and Electricity.  Another commitment is our drive to always be the best Utility we can be through learning and development through these associations and memberships.  Being able to network with the Industries’ Leading Experts helps Bamberg Board of Public Works better serve our community.  Below is a list of Memberships we hold and a little bit about them.

American Public Works Association

BPW Commentary…” APPA is a partner with Bamberg BPW to promote public power.  They help our initiative in delivery superior services through joint advocacy, education and collaboration.”


Municipal Association of South Carolina

BPW Commentary…” The MASC’s mission is to offer services, programs and tools that give municipal officials the knowledge, experience and assets for enabling the most efficient and effective operation of their municipalities in the complex world of municipal government.”


South Carolina Association of Municipal Power Systems

BPW Commentary…”  An affiliation of the MASC, the Municipal Power Systems has existed for Mutual Aid during time of natural disaster.  As the group has evolved, the scope has grown to include legislative initiatives, public relations programs and training for electrical personnel.”


Southern Gas Association

BPW Commentary….” SGA is more than just a group of Gas System Operators, it’s a collective group of innovators and champions for the natural gas industry.”


American Public Gas Association

BPW Commentary…” APGA is the only not-for-profit trade organization representing America's publicly owned natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs). APGA represents the interests of public gas before Congress, federal agencies and other energy-related stakeholders by developing regulatory and legislative policies that further the goals of our members. In addition, APGA organizes meetings, seminars, and workshops with a specific goal to improve the safety, reliability, operational efficiency, and regulatory environment in which public gas systems operate.

Through APGA, public gas systems work together to stay reliably informed about new developments in safety, public policy, operations, technology, and the marketplace that could affect the communities and consumers they serve.”


Electricities of North Carolina

BPW Commentary…” ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services and training to assist members like BPW in operating their electric distribution systems.”

South Carolina Rural Water Association

BPW Commentary….” SCRWA assists Rural Water and Wastewater systems in South Carolina with on-site technical assistance, training and far more.  SCRWA’s mission is to provide education and outreach to members as well as provide legislative monitoring.”


South Carolina Public Service Commission

BPW Commentary…..” While not technically a member, Bamberg BPW is under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission for Natural Gas and Electrical Utility.  The PSC has broad jurisdiction over matters pertaining to investor owned electric and gas utility companies, water and wastewater companies, telecommunications companies, motor carriers of household goods, hazardous waste disposal, and taxicabs.”


American Public Power Association

BPW Commentary…” APPA is a partnership of members to promote public power, helping community owned utilities deliver superior service through joint advocacy, education and collaboration.”


Carolinas Public Gas Association

BPW Commentary…” The purpose of the Association is to enhance the performance, safety, competitiveness, and public awareness of its member public (i.e., not investor-owned) natural gas distribution systems by promoting the coordination of effort and the sharing of information related to The management and operations of such systems - Compliance with associated regulatory obligations and Providing the highest quality of reliable service to their customers.”


South Carolina Water Quality Association

BPW Commentary…” The South Carolina Water Quality Association (SCWQA) brings together proactive local governments, wastewater authorities, and leading wastewater engineering firms to protect water resources in South Carolina based on sound science and good public policy. The Association supports clean water, vibrant communities, and a strong state economy by seeking to align clean water goals, smart management practices, and affordable technology and public infrastructure.”

American Water Works Association

BPW Commentary….” AWWA is an organization dedicated to the World’s most vital resource.  Being a member of AWWA allows us to service our community with the same important goal.”


Water Environmental Association of South Carolina

BPW Commentary…” WEASC provides members with the educational and networking opportunities that promote, protect and preserve South Carolina’s water resources.”


Water Environment Federation

BPW Commentary…” WEF provides BPW with high quality technical conferences, operator training and certification programs.  It allows for regional legislative and regulatory activities and affiliations with many professional organizations.”


Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce

BPW Commentary…” Economic Development is the lifeline of any County.  For Bamberg Board of Public Works, it’s an investment in the future prosperity of Bamberg County.  We hope to play a vital role in the expansion of our county’s economy.”


South Carolina Association of Counties

BPW Commentary…” The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) is the only organization dedicated to the statewide representation of county government in South Carolina. Located in the state's capital of Columbia, SCAC is a non-partisan, non-profit association that strives to Build Stronger Counties for Tomorrow by working with county officials to provide education and training, legislative reporting, research and technical assistance.”


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