In 1996 the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was amended to include a new program called "Capacity Development". Capacity Development is meant to ensure a safe water supply for customers served by public water systems. The SDWA has provisions that require states to develop and implement strategies to make sure that both existing water systems and new water systems get and keep technical, managerial, and financial capacity. Additionally the SDWA requires that a report on the effectiveness of a State's Capacity Development Strategy be submitted to the Governor every three years.
- 2020 Capacity Development Report to the Governor
- 2017 Capacity Development Report to the Governor
- South Carolina's Capacity Development Authority
- South Carolina's Capacity Development Strategy for Existing Public Water Systems
- APPENDIX A: State Safe Drinking Water Act
- APPENDIX B: State Primary Drinking Water Regulations
- APPENDIX C: Water Supply Permitting Guide (PDF - 604K)
- APPENDIX D: Water Distribution System Permitting Guide
- APPENDIX E: Sanitary Survey Evaluation Forms
- APPENDIX F: Water System Viability Guidance: A Guide to Evaluating System Viability for Proposed Public Water Systems (PDF - 385K)
- APPENDIX G: Water System Business Plan Guidance: A Guide for Developing a Business Plan to Demonstrate the Viability of Existing Public Water Systems (PDF - 186K)
- APPENDIX H: Application for a Permit to Construct a Small Water System (PDF - 164K)
- APPENDIX I: Operating Permits: Flow Charts for the Permitting Process & Coordination with the State's Sanitary Survey Program (PDF - 6K)
- APPENDIX J: Request for Proposal: Technical Assistance Services for South Carolina's Small Public Water Systems - A contract for this Technical Assistance Request for Proposal was awarded in 2000 and completed in 2005 resulting in the Capacity Development Technical Assistance Program Final Report .
- Chuck Gorman (803) 898-3993