To ensure water quality and environmental protection, we must comply with federal, state, and local laws. In addition to these requirements, we subscribe to a number of voluntary standards and practices to provide service of a higher quality than required by law. We adhere to more than 65 legal and other requirements, and keeps track of these requirements through our Environmental Management System (EMS).
Wastewater effluent is primarily regulated by the federal Clean Water Act and the South Carolina Pollution Control Act, which prohibit the discharge of any pollutant into a body of water without a permit from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). The federal Safe Drinking Water Act and the South Carolina Safe Drinking Water Act regulate the quality of tap water and control pollution of groundwater sources. We not only meet all regulations set forth by these laws and regulations, but in many cases we exceed the set standards.
Our engineers are kept informed about proposed changes/new regulations and work to find the most cost effective and efficient method to achieve compliance.