South Carolina State Water Plan

Shallow river bed

Planning for the Future of South Carolina's Water Resources

Water is a shared resource that is vital to our state and we have a shared responsibility to plan for its future. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is leading the effort to create an updated State Water Plan with the goal of ensuring sustainable water supplies and resources for current and future generations. 

   DHEC's Role

The State Water Planning Process Advisory Committee (PPAC) is a diverse stakeholder group working together to define the elements of the planning process. Its members represent agriculture, commerce, environmental groups, government agencies, recreation, energy companies, and public water suppliers. 
Myra Reece, Director of Environmental Affairs for SC DHEC, represents the agency as a member of PPAC. As the state's public health and environmental agency DHEC is responsible for regulating and permitting activities relating to waters of the state. 

DHEC Bureau of Water hydrogeologists & engineers also provide technical resources and assistance to these planning efforts. 


PPAC Members

SC Water Resources Center Logo
Jeffery Allen 
Clemson University, South Carolina Water Resources Center
David Baize 
Greenville Water Logo
David Bereskin 
Greenville Water
Santee Cooper logo
Jesse Cannon 
Santee Cooper
Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group logo
Fred Castles, III 
Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group
Mount Pleasant Waterworks Logo
Clay Duffie 
Mount Pleasant Waterworks
The Dunes Golf and Beach Clug logo
Steve Hamilton 
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club
Upstate Forever logo
Erika Hollis 
Upstate Forever
SC Citizen
J.J. Jowers, Jr
Citizen, Bamberg Co, Edisto Engineers and Surveyors, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy logo
Eric Krueger
The Nature Conservancy
Duke Energy logo
Jeff Lineberger
Duke Energy
South Carolina Rural Water Association logo
Jill Miller 
South Carolina Rural Water Association
SC Citizen
Dean Moss, Jr 
Citizen, Formerly of Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority
Myra Reece
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)
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Ken Rentiers
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
Congaree Riverkeeper logo
Bill Stangler
Congaree Riverkeeper
SC Citizen
Landrum Weathers 
ARJWS logo
Scott Willett
Anderson Regional Joint Water System
WP Rawl logo
Charles Wingard
Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.

Facilitator - JD Solomon
Coordinator - Tom Walker

   Your Role

At this time, the PPAC is working together to initiate planning efforts. Stay informed on their progress and sign up to receive updates here.

As the planning process continues, River Basin Councils will be formed across the state. These councils will seek the ideas and opinions of citizens and stakeholders to develop local water plans. Collectively the work of the councils will be the basis for the updated State Water Plan.




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