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Drinking Water

Safe public drinking water in South Carolina is accomplished through a "multiple barrier" approach. Tools utilized in this approach include source water protection, certified water treatment plant operators, routine sanitary surveys, monitoring, treatment design and plan review. A cooperative partnership of the SC DHEC Drinking Water Program staff, the US EPA and drinking water professionals throughout the State helps to ensure safe, high quality drinking water in South Carolina.

(888) 481-0125 Brochures Asset Management Green Infrastructure Energy Efficiency


Backflow Prevention Radium
Bottled Water Regulation
Compliance Security
Enforcement Source Water Protection
Fees State Revolving Fund
  Small Drinking Water and
Wastewater Systems Forum
Monitoring Terms and Acronyms
Permitting Viability-Capacity
Development -Business Plans
Private Wells Understanding Your Drinking Water

Proper disposal of unwanted medication


DHEC routinely provides articles for use in the Water Envrionment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) publication, The Journal. The articles submitted to WEASC and AWWA are listed below.


Bureau of Water . Phone: (803) 898-4300 . Fax: (803) 898-3795 . Contact Us