Effective management of our groundwater resource ensures:
Permitting groundwater withdrawals within the Capacity Use Areas is just one component of a groundwater management strategy. As aquifers and the relative social and economic requirements of the state vary by area and region, local and/or groundwater management plans will be developed that balance all needs and interests. Sustainable development is the key guiding principle, where South Carolina's groundwater resources are managed so that development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Groundwater management plans will examine the following aspects of water use in the Capacity Use Area:
Input from stakeholders will be used during the groundwater management plan development.