Small Business Water Systems

A small water system is one that has its own well, or is served through a metered connection from a publicly-owned water system and has less than 1,000 feet of distribution piping that serves the following:

  • Facilities serving less than 25 people such as:
    • Daycare center
    • Residential care facility
    • Other business establishments

Small Business Water System Construction Permit Application (DHEC Form 1206 - 06/99 - PDF 43K)

Applications for small water system permits should be sent directly to the applicable DHEC Regional Office .

Guidelines for Small Water Systems (PDF - 440KB)


  • Richard Welch, Jr. P.E., Manager, Drinking Water & Recreational Waters Compliance, (803) 898-3546


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