Testing Your Drinking Water
Public Water System
- If you receive a water bill, then your drinking water most likely is from a public water system.
- Public water systems perform routine tests regulated by Federal and State standards.
- Public water systems (that serve the same people year round) are required by law to provide their customers with a water quality report, also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).
What is a Water Quality Report or CCR?
- The CCR is a summary report regarding water sources used (rivers, lakes, aquifers), any detected contaminants, compliance, and educational materials.
How To Find My Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
- Each year you should receive your CCR, also known as water quality report, by mail from your water utility.
- The CCR is due to customers by July 1st every year.
- Some utilities will post their CCRs online.
- Below are links to most major water providers in South Carolina.
- If your water utility is not listed above, you can check their Web site or contact them directly for more information about your drinking water.
Additional Information & Links
- Greg Withycombe, Water Monitoring, Assessment and Protection for Private Wells, (803) 898-3232
- Wendi Smith, Program Manager, Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring Section, (803) 898-2382