Know the Drinking Water Quality of Your Home

Posted By Scott Vansant @ Oct 5th 2022 12:45pm

• The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) regulates all public water systems (PWS) and is responsible for ensuring that these public water systems are in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
• Local municipal, county, and other government entities, along with private water suppliers, are directly responsible for the quality of water that flows to your faucet.
• Water systems test and treat their water, maintain the distribution systems that deliver water to consumers, and report on their water quality results to DHEC.
• States and EPA provide technical assistance to water suppliers and can take legal action against systems that fail to provide water that meets state and federal standards.

If you are concerned about the quality of your water, visit DHEC's Testing Your Drinking Water Web Page

If you get your drinking water from an individual residential well, you are not subject to the state and federal regulations. Private wells are considered private property and are not regulated by federal standards. People with private wells are responsible for testing and treating their own drinking water, and they are required to notify DHEC before installing a private drinking water well and/or irrigation well.

If you are concerned about the quality of your well water, visit DHEC's Residential Well Program for more information.

Links to a couple of the major water providers in the Myrtle Beach Area:.

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