Dorchester County Water & Sewer requires new developments within our service area to comply with high standards to ensure the quality of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The standards are established by:
The Minimum Standards document includes the technical and permitting requirements of new water distribution and sanitary sewer extensions. They were designed to comply with:
The submission of new plans is reviewed and approved according to the guidelines stated above. The Department receives plans directly through the Dorchester County Codes/Planning Department. When submitting plans, the DCWS Project Submittal Checklist will be required. The checklist includes the completion of the DCWS Construction/Record Drawing Submittal Checklist and the DCWS Project Design Information Sheet. Once construction plans are approved and the project is ready for close-out, the DCWS Close-Out Submittal Checklist will be required. Approval of submitted plans may require the payment of impact and connection fees. An outline of the fees can be found by clicking here.
New Service Connection
To establish a new water and/or sewer connection, you need to complete the Service Availability form. The form must be filled out completely to avoid any delays in processing.
Once the completed form is received, field personnel will be dispatched to determine if a tap is available at the location requested. The field personnel will complete this within 3 - 4 working days. If no tap is available, the request will be forwarded to the DCWS Engineering Department for presentation to the County Council. County Council will review the proposal for approval before the installation of a new service tap.
Forms can be returned to the Department by:
Email to email@example.com
- Mail to 235 Deming Way, Summerville SC 29483
- Fax to 843-563-0347 or 843-832-0347
Additional information can be provided by the Engineering Department (843) 832-0075.