If you are a developer or engineer seeking water or sewer service for a new development project, this page provides an overview of our process and requirements.
The New Development Group in our Engineering Department is responsible for assisting developers with projects in our water and sewer service areas. This includes water/sewer service availability determination, technical reviews, construction permitting, impact fee assessment, and encroachment permitting. We also provide system map information for new projects and perform hydrostatic flow tests.
On December 16, 2015, Charleston Water System's Board of Commissioners approved a three-phased incremental increase to water and sewer impact fees, with the first increase on July 1, 2016, the second on July 1, 2017, and the third on July 1, 2018. View fee schedule
In addition, the Board approved reducing the Unit Contributory Loading (UCL) for an Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) from 400 gallons per day to 300 gallons per day, effective January 1, 2016.