On September 14, 2020, Ni Pacolet Milliken sold its South Carolina assets to Southwest Water Company. It expects to sell its Florida operations to Southwest Water in the first quarter of 2021.

“Ni”

is the Osage Indian word for water.

Ni Pacolet Milliken Utilities is a holding company for four water and wastewater utilities regulated by either the South Carolina or Florida Public Service Commissions. Collectively, it serves more than 45,000 customers in South Carolina and Florida. Ni Pacolet’s strategy is to continue to support its organic growth, while looking for acquisitions that fit its demographic and economic criteria. More information about Ni Pacolet may be found at www.nipacolet.com.

Ni Pacolet’s five utilities are as follows:

  • Palmetto Utilities, which includes the former Palmetto of Richland County territory. It is located to the north and northeast of Columbia, SC.
  • Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation, which includes both the Alpine and Woodlands utilities. These utilities are located to the northwest of Columbia, SC.
  • Hudson, a wastewater utility located in central Florida.
  • Tamiami, a water and wastewater utility located just north of Tampa, FL.