Testing Your Drinking Water

Public Water System

  • Water Treatment Plant 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)

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


Drinking Water