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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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South Carolina

  • 581 Utilities

  • Serving: 3,885,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 79

 

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 Sangaree WDMoncks Corner, SC51,348
Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer AuthorityOkatie, SC114,235
Big Creek WS DistrictBelton, SC10,428
Blue Ridge Water Company IncGreer, SC29,634
Breezy Hill WDGraniteville, SC13,692
Bucksport Water CompanyConway, SC15,355
Cassatt Water Kershaw-lee Company RWACassatt, SC24,879
Charleston Water SystemCharleston, SC234,333
Chester MetroChester, SC12,731
Chesterfield Rural WaterChesterfield, SC19,790
City of AikenAiken, SC42,286
City of CamdenCamden, SC13,616
City of CayceCayce, SC17,360
City of ColumbiaColumbia, SC304,257
City of ConwayConway, SC22,713
City of FlorenceFlorence, SC71,583
City of Goose CreekGoose Creek, SC25,121
City of LancasterLancaster, SC13,075
City of Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach, SC56,158
City of NewberryNewberry, SC10,250
City of Rock HillRock Hill, SC67,520
City of SenecaSeneca, SC33,374
City of SumterSumter, SC53,122
City of UnionUnion, SC11,767
City of WalhallaWalhalla, SC15,740
City of WalterboroWalterboro, SC11,328
City of West ColumbiaWest Columbia, SC29,243
ClemsonClemson, SC17,912
Conway RuralConway, SC10,458
Darlington County W&SADarlington, SC45,141
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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
Williams, Town ofBranchville, SC10753
Catawba Indian Nation Cws (sc4650063)Rock Hill, SC44039
Bennettsville, City ofBennettsville, SC9,07036
Bowman, Town ofBowman, SC1,27732
City of FlorenceFlorence, SC71,58322
Shady Acres (sc3250060)Chapin, SC7316
Dewees UtilitiesDewees Island, SC3715
Breezy Hill WDGraniteville, SC13,69215
Butlers Mobile Home Park (sc0860063)Moncks Corner, SC7712
Allendale, Town ofAllendale, SC3,88211
Donalds-due West WSADonalds, SC5,20010
Smoaks, Town ofSmoaks, SC18710
City of NewberryNewberry, SC10,25010
Blacksburg, Town ofBlacksburg, SC4,09210
Abbeville, City ofAbbeville, SC5,36210
Aaa Murray Hill EstatesLexington, SC13410
Valley Psa (sc0220012)Gloverville, SC6,82810
Mcafees Mobile Home ParkFort Mill, SC458
Boys Farm Inc.Newberry, SC407
Lower Richland Mobile Home ParkHopkins, SC267
Turtlehead S/dSalem, SC327
Amicks Ferry Water SystemChapin, SC3,6557
Mccoll, Town ofMccoll, SC2,1787
Aaa Hilton Sound (sc3250024)Lexington, SC507
Gaffney BPWGaffney, SC20,3047
The Glen At Clover LLCCharlotte, SC2156
Clarendon County WSA Quail RidgeManning, SC2406
LexingtonLexington, SC21,5006
Aaa Rockford Place-charwoodLexington, SC206
GCWSD Waccamaw NeckPawleys Island, SC34,3675

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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
City of FlorenceFlorence, SC71,58322
Breezy Hill WDGraniteville, SC13,69215
City of NewberryNewberry, SC10,25010
Gaffney BPWGaffney, SC20,3047
LexingtonLexington, SC21,5006
Joint Municipal WSCLexington, SC34,3175
GCWSD Waccamaw NeckPawleys Island, SC34,3675
Orangeburg DPUOrangeburg, SC49,9065
City of Rock HillRock Hill, SC67,5202
Conway RuralConway, SC10,4581
High HillsDalzell, SC11,3571
Pioneer Rural Water DistrictWestminster, SC16,2361
City of Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach, SC56,1581
ClemsonClemson, SC17,9121
Big Creek WS DistrictBelton, SC10,4281

Contaminants found in South Carolina above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
3593,737,0993603,782,240

Bromodichloromethane
3383,705,8033393,717,160

Chloroform
3313,626,0023413,751,964

Dichloroacetic acid
2943,585,6103343,743,423

Trichloroacetic acid
2843,507,5603083,721,444

Dibromochloromethane
3123,234,4753193,639,540

Chromium (hexavalent)
1843,223,1091843,339,432

Nitrate
3582,143,3744393,513,436

Chlorate
711,085,4611592,894,865

Bromoform
80579,9281281,777,144

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
153563,591155669,668

1,4-Dioxane
9144,5941112,100,367

Uranium
59123,57860127,245

Nitrate and nitrite
113111,166158667,039

Atrazine
482,56811377,503

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
873,887873,887

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
232,521232,521

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
232,521232,521

Thallium
512,262621,332

Cadmium
1510,3432014,567

Trichloroethylene
35,61035,610

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
24,08124,081

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
33,78033,780

Ethylene dibromide
11,200330,670

Arsenic
25412541

1,2-Dichloropropane
14121412

Vinyl chloride
145145

Contaminants found in South Carolina above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
31,367