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Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring

Bacteriological Monitoring Program and Ground Water Rule

Groundwater Rule | Public Notice | Contact

The Bacteriological Monitoring Program monitors South Carolina's drinking water for levels of Total Coliform and E. coli contamination.

Guidance For Developing A Sample Siting Plan for Bacteriolgical Monitoring
of Community and Noncommunity Public Water Systems.
 

Total Coliform Rule (TCR) - EPA - Provides information on the Total Coliform Rule, when it was adopted and what the requirements are for monitoring Total Coliform.

Basic Information about E. coli in Drinking Water - EPA - Provides information on E. coli, what it is , where it comes from its health effects.

A Small Systems Guide to the Total Coliform Rule PDF   This guide provides information for community water systems that serve fewer than 3,300 people. The guide describes the importance of monitoring drinking water to ensure its quality and protect public health and the monitoring that is required under the Total Coliform Rule.  It outlines the steps water systems must take if their samples indicate the presence of coliform bacteria and a worksheet to help keep track of monitoring and follow-up actions.

Total Coliform Rule: A Handbook for Small Noncommunity Water Systems serving less than 3,300 persons: One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series PDF   This guide provides information for non-community water systems that serve fewer than 3,300 people. The guide describes the monitoring that is required under the Total Coliform Rule.  It outlines the steps water systems must take if their samples indicate the presence of coliform bacteria and a worksheet to help keep track of monitoring and follow-up action.

Bacteriological Analysis Input Form - DHEC Form 1974 (07/2004) - 94K
If you would like a copy of the Bacteriological Analysis Input Form in Microsoft Word, please contact Wendi Smith.

Groundwater Rule

Guidance on the Ground Water Rule

Ground Water Rule: A Quick Reference Guide PDF  This document provides a simple and straightforward description of the rule.

Quick Reference Guides to GWR
These documents provide a simple and straightforward description of the rule, critical deadlines and requirements for drinking water systems and states, and information on monitoring requirements.

Ground Water Rule Compliance Monitoring: A Quick Reference Guide PDF

Ground Water Rule Sample Collection and Transport: A Quick Reference Guide PDF

Ground Water Rule Triggered and Representative Monitoring: A Quick Reference Guide PDF

Fact Sheets

Ground Water Rule Factsheet: General Rule Requirements PDF

Ground Water Rule Factsheet: Monitoring Requirements PDF

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Public Notices

Instructions for Resolved Total Coliform Notice – Tier 2 violation – includes instructions,
an example and a blank for use

Instructions for Unresolved Total Coliform Notice – Tier 2 violation - includes instructions,
an example and a blank for use

Fecal coliform or E.coli Notice – Tier 1 violation (Boil Water Notice) – includes instructions,
an example and a blank for use and a Spanish translation of the template

Contact Information

  • Wendi Smith, Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring, (803) 898-3572
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