Spartanburg Water has developed a watershed approach to managing the environmental assets within its reservoirs. To better protect and enhance the water quality in the reservoirs, to maintain and minimize disturbance of the buffer zone owned by SWS around the lakes, and to provide safe recreation for all users of the lake, Spartanburg Water has developed Policies and Procedures for the Use of Water Reservoirs and the Lake Blalock Buffer Management Plan.
Landowners adjoining Lake Bowen interested in adding a structure or modifying vegetation within the Spartanburg Water buffer area are required to apply for a permit specific to the request. Modifications to vegetation and any structure like dock replacements, boat lifts, walkways, etc., must go through the normal permitting procedure each time a project or modification is requested by the landowner.
Permits issued for the applied project will remain valid as long as the permittee remains the current addressee and does not violate any policies and procedures outlined in the Lake Bowen Application for Permit(s).
Lake Bowen New Dock Permit
Lake Bowen Boat Lift Permit
Lake Bowen Dock Replacement Permit
Lake Bowen Irrigation Permit
Lake Bowen Shoreline Stabilization Permit
Lake Bowen Tree and Vegetation Permit
Lake Bowen Walkway Permit
Lake Bowen General Permit
Lake Bowen Dock Extension Permit
Landowners adjoining Lake Blalock interested in obtaining access to buffer lands and lakefront areas are required to apply for a Landowner's Access Permit and pay a $5.00 fee. Landowner's Access Permits (LAPs) are valid indefinitely, as long as the landowner remains the current addressee and does not violate any policies and procedures outlined in the Lake Blalock Buffer Management Plan.
As such, the landowner does not need to reapply for a Landowner's Access Permits on any future permit application. For example, a landowner applies for a Landowner's Access Permit and a Dock Permit. Upon approval, the applicant pays the appropriate fees for both the Landowner's Access Permit and the Dock Permit. At some point in the future, the landowner may want to apply for another permit like a Dock Replacement Permit or a Walkway Permit. Because a Landowner's Access Permit had already been previously granted, the landowner is not required to apply again for a Landowner's Access Permit. However, modifications to any structure like dock replacements, boat lifts, walkways, etc., must go through the normal permitting procedure each time a project or modification is requested by the landowner.
Lake Blalock Land Access Permit
Lake Blalock New Dock Permit
Lake Blalock Boat Lift Permit
Lake Blalock Dock Replacement Permit
Lake Blalock Irrigation Permit
Lake Blalock Tree and Vegetation Permit
Lake Blalock Walkway Permit
Lake Blalock General Permit
Lake Blalock Dock Extension Permit
Lake Blalock Electrical Indemnity Agreement