Groundwater Capacity Use Areas - Pee Dee

Pee Dee Renewal Year

All permitted groundwater users in the Pee Dee Capacity Use Area are scheduled for renewal during the 2025 calendar year. All permitted facilities must submit a completed application before Tuesday, August 2rd, 2025. It is emphasized that all facilities maintain and submit a detailed Best Management Plan as is required in the Groundwater Use and Reporting Act and Regulations. Facilities may use the following provided document in developing sufficient Best Management Plans:

Elements of a Best Management Plan - Capacity Use Area Program

In accordance with the Pee Dee Area's Groundwater Management Plan, the Department completes a groundwater evaluation report every 5-years for the entire Capacity Use Area. The 2020 Pee Dee Groundwater Evaluation Report may be found here:

Pee Dee Groundwater Evaluation Report 2020

Capacity Use Program: The Pee Dee

On February 12, 2004, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Board, as established in Section 49-5-60, Capacity Use Designation, declared the whole of Darlington County, Dillon County, Florence County, Marion County, Marlboro County, and Williamsburg County as the Pee Dee Capacity Use Area.

Initial Groundwater Management Plan

The plan for the Pee Dee will guide the initial groundwater management strategy and provide direction for future groundwater management goals by evaluating, as data become available, the hydrologic, environmental, social, and economic impacts of groundwater withdrawals at various rates on the longterm sustainable levels for the aquifers of the Pee Dee Area. Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs and requirements.

The plan is available here.

Coordinator Contact

Lacie Pichler at (803)-898-3575