The Water Plant provides safe, potable water to the City of Abbevile service area for drinking, fire protection, and commerical and industrial uses. This is accomplished through a purification process, a water sampling and testing program to ensure water quality, pumping systems for raw water and treated water, and maintenance of a reservoir and tanks for water storage.

The Abbeville Water System is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.