Water Quality

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Providing safe drinking water to the Dorchester County Water and Sewer (DCWS) Department customers is our highest priority.

Regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), DCWS follows strict standards to ensure that the water remains safe. Many safeguards are in place and regular monitoring occurs as required. 

Annual Reports

The Department furnishes an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report to all customers in the below water service areas. These reports are designed to provide details about where your water comes from and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.

Ashley Phosphate 

Wescott, Windsor Hill, The Gables, Charleston Park, Coosaw Creek, McKewen Plantation, Eagle Run, Old Fort, Heather Woods, Stratton Capers, University Blvd., Bret St., and surrounding area

Edisto Tribal Council

Bridlewood, Tribal Council, Ridgeville, and surrounding area

Southern Palms

Summer Haven, Southern Palms, and surrounding area

I-95 Wilco

Shady Grove, and Commercial properties near the intersection of I-95 and Hwy 178


All questions should be directed to the DCWS Customer Service Department at (843) 832-0075 and/or WaterAndSewer@DorchesterCountySC.gov.