Capital Projects

Like many utilities across the country, Charleston Water System has aging infrastructure in need of replacement. Additionally, new infrastructure is necessary to meet the demands of a growing region and meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.

To identify and prioritize capital needs, Charleston Water System conducts periodic master planning studies that consider future growth; infrastructure age, condition, and risk of failure; fire flow needs; and regulatory requirements.

Capital needs identified in our master plans are then included in Capital Improvements Programs (CIP), which are developed every three to five  years and funded by revenue from retained earnings, impact fee revenue, and proceeds from revenue bonds.