Water for Community Events

Charleston Water System provides drinking water for outdoor community events held in our service area. We do this as a public service to support the community and share information about tap water.

We offer two options: the Water Wagon and the Water Buffalo. Both are designed to dispense clean, refreshing tap water into cups or reusable bottles. It's an environmentally friendly way to serve water at your event!

How to book the Water Wagon or Water Buffalo
If you're planning an outdoor event, please review the following criteria before submitting a request via the link at the bottom of the page.

Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability. We may not be able to accommodate all requests.

General requirements:

  • Event must be held in Charleston Water System's service area (view map).
  • The event must be open to the public.
  • Must have an expected attendance of at least 500 people. The Wagon and buffaloes are not suitable for small events.
  • Requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the event.

Water Wagon specs and requirements

  • Features a total of six taps, three on each side, for filling cups or bottles (these are not provided).
  • Dispenses chilled drinking water.
  • Must be placed within 50 feet of a potable water source (hose bib).
  • Will be provided for up to four hours.

Water Buffalo specs requirements

  • Large tank on wheels with multiple taps for filling cups or bottles (these are not provided).
  • Holds 400 – 500 gallons of water.
  • Water is not chilled.
  • Delivered full of water (does not require a water source).
Submit a request for a Water Buffalo or Water Wagon

The Water Wagon

The Water Wagon provides chilled drinking water for community events.
The Water Wagon provides chilled water through six taps.

Water Buffalo

The Water Buffalo is a portable tank that holds 500 gallons of drinking water.