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South Carolina

  • 583 Utilities

  • Serving: 3,726,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 75

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for South Carolina shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in South Carolina and provided to EWG by the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in South Carolina serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically. Click the "more" button below to get the full list of utilities serving over 10,000 people.

Large utilities in South Carolina

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
BCWSA East CooperMoncks Corner, SC10,942
Bcwsa Sangaree WDMoncks Corner, SC44,237
Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer AuthorityOkatie, SC112,970
Big Creek WS DistrictBelton, SC10,428
Blue Ridge Water Company IncGreer, SC26,643
Breezy Hill WDGraniteville, SC13,692
Bucksport Water CompanyConway, SC12,340
Cassatt Water Kershaw-lee Company RWACassatt, SC24,879
Charleston Water SystemCharleston, SC223,785
Chester MetroChester, SC12,731
Chesterfield Rural WaterChesterfield, SC19,104
City of AikenAiken, SC41,988
City of CamdenCamden, SC13,240
City of CayceCayce, SC16,839
City of ColumbiaColumbia, SC293,696
City of ConwayConway, SC21,003
City of FlorenceFlorence, SC71,188
City of Goose CreekGoose Creek, SC25,772
City of LancasterLancaster, SC13,075
City of Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach, SC31,615
City of NewberryNewberry, SC10,250
City of Rock HillRock Hill, SC67,549
City of SenecaSeneca, SC32,095
City of SumterSumter, SC53,122
City of UnionUnion, SC11,767
City of WalhallaWalhalla, SC15,415
City of WalterboroWalterboro, SC11,687
City of West ColumbiaWest Columbia, SC28,856
ClemsonClemson, SC14,650
Darlington County W&SADarlington, SC44,337
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of January to March 2017 in South Carolina

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
Saluda County Water & Sewer AuthoritySaluda, SC3,521120
Hickory Hill Mobile Home ParkLeesville, SC6855
York County East WDYork, SC21,71035
North Gate Mobile Home ParkCottageville, SC28026
McCormick County Water & Sewer AuthorityMccormick, SC8,50026
Lamar, Town ofLamar, SC97515
Ridge Spring, Town ofRidge Springs, SC83215
Hemingway, Town ofHemingway, SC3,20115
Donalds-due West W/aDonalds, SC5,20010
Swansea, Town ofSwansea, SC1,92310
Gaffney BPWGaffney, SC20,3047
Maysville, Town ofSumter, SC9835
City of West ColumbiaWest Columbia, SC28,8565
Joint Municipal WSCLexington, SC26,7005
Cws Charleswood S/dWest Columbia, SC5105
Cws Peachtree AcresWest Columbia, SC1385
Woodruff Roebuck WDWoodruff, SC25,2845
Dewees UtilitiesDewees Island, SC375
City of AikenAiken, SC41,9885
Newberry County Water & Sewer AuthorityNewberry, SC9,8255
Gaston Rural Water DistrictGaston, SC7,1865
Valley PsaGloverville, SC6,7035
Cresthaven Mobile Home Park IILexington, SC604
City of WalhallaWalhalla, SC15,4152
Sand Mountain Mobile Home ParkChapin, SC402
Mills Mobile Home Park 1&2Lexington, SC302
Williams, Town ofBranchville, SC1072
Long Cane Mobile Home ParkJohnston, SC502
Kingstree, Town ofKingstree, SC5,5622
Catawba Indian Nation CwsRock Hill, SC4402

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of January to March 2017 in South Carolina

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
York County East WDYork, SC21,71035
Gaffney BPWGaffney, SC20,3047
City of AikenAiken, SC41,9885
City of West ColumbiaWest Columbia, SC28,8565
Joint Municipal WSCLexington, SC26,7005
Woodruff Roebuck WDWoodruff, SC25,2845
City of WalhallaWalhalla, SC15,4152
Fort MillFort Mill, SC10,2001
Pioneer Rural Water DistrictWestminster, SC16,2361
Marco Rural Water CompanyMarion, SC14,9391
Inman Campobello WDInman, SC26,3701
High HillsDalzell, SC11,3571
LexingtonLexington, SC18,0001
Electric City UtilitiesAnderson, SC38,5941
ClemsonClemson, SC14,6501

Contaminants found in South Carolina above health guidelines

Found above health guidelinesFound
Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
3073,486,3813103,523,481

Bromodichloromethane
3033,474,8943083,515,040

Chloroform
2793,394,3432863,455,512

Trichloroacetic acid
2713,347,5372763,438,541

Dichloroacetic acid
2653,344,5372693,434,750

Chromium (hexavalent)
1963,126,9922003,248,899

Dibromochloromethane
2402,652,7432753,070,156

Chlorate
711,034,2561712,795,875

Radium-228
147639,863147639,863

Radium-226
132503,770139515,369

Bromoform
36222,573921,396,708

Uranium
73178,04274178,127

1,4-Dioxane
9144,3091152,021,013

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
125,284125,284

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
125,284125,284

Mercury (inorganic)
224,947647,553

Thallium
311,536311,536

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
44,59544,595

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
33,92233,922

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
33,45233,452

Cadmium
51,89472,286

Nitrate
21,4684153,156,581

Ethylene dibromide
11,20011,200

1,2-Dichloropropane
14121412

Trichloroethylene
111035,610

Contaminants found in South Carolina above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
25,056

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
4526

Uranium
134