Saluda River NDPES Permit Renewal

Saluda River NPDES Permits - Renewal

DHEC has updated a water quality model for the Saluda, Broad and Congaree Rivers. This will require changes to discharges into these midlands rivers. Because of the high public interest in the Lower Saluda River, DHEC is working on the domestic NPDES renewal applications for the Lower Saluda at the same time. We welcome your input and would also like to give you information about the Midlands Rivers Coalition (past and future).

This page is a supplement to the NPDES public notice: 18-021-H


The following NPDES domestic wastewater permits renewal applications are currently in review and are the subject of the meeting and hearing described below:


This is an informal meeting to update the public on the Coalition, the summer monitoring program, the 208 Plan and the issues DHEC is evaluating in the renewal of the NPDES permits. This will allow for a Q/A session.

  • Date/Time: April 3, 2018, 6:30pm
  • Place: DHEC Peeples Auditorium (2600 Bull Street, Columbia)


This is a formal event to receive oral comments from stakeholders for the permit renewal process. This is to complement the opportunity for written comments. Written comments must be received no later than April 13, 2018 (via letter or e-mail). A hearing is not an interactive meeting (e.g., not a Q/A session).

  • Date/Time: April 10, 2018, 6:30pm
  • Place: DHEC Peeples Auditorium (2600 Bull Street, Columbia)


DHEC will review all written comments received during the comment period and oral comments from the hearing and then make final permitting decisions individually for the 3 subject permits. For more information and/or to make comments, contact Drew Edwards/DHEC-Bureau of Water/2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201 -- Other info can be found at:


While this permit (SC0036137) is also up for renewal, DHEC is not planning to renew the permit because Carolina Water Service is pursuing a path to eliminate the discharge by connection to a separate sewer system. This will require PSC approval.