New Development

The New Development group in our Engineering & Construction department assists developers, engineers, contractors and customers seeking water and/or wastewater service for new development. This includes service availability determination, tap, impact and change-in-use fee assessment, technical plan review, construction permitting, project closeout, and service acceptance. The resources below pertain to designing, permitting, constructing, and transferring water and wastewater system assets to the Charleston Water System:

*All projects must meet our Minimum Standards for the Design & Construction of Water and Wastewater Systems.  
**Revisions to Sec. 7 & 8 (8/1/17)

Service Availability
•    Water and Wastewater Service Area (Interactive Map)
•    Service Availability Letter Request
•    Hydrostatic Flow Test Request
•    Water/Wastewater Map Request

Preliminary Fee Determination
•    Preliminary Fee Determination Worksheet for New Development 
•    Asset Inventory Worksheet
•    Tap, Impact & Change-in-Use Fees

Construction Activity
•    Approved Contractors for Large Projects
•    Approved Contractors for Small Projects
   Water Standard Construction Details
•    Wastewater Standard Construction Details
•    DHEC Construction Permit Application for Water/Wastewater Facilities

Legal (Fillable PDFs)
•    Bill of Sale (Water)
•    Bill of Sale (Wastewater)
•    Affidavit of Title (Water)
•    Affidavit of Title (Wastewater)
•    Affidavit for Transfer of Real Property
•    Title to Real Estate
•    Affidavit for Exempt Transfer
•    Maintenance Agreement (Water)
•    Maintenance Agreement (Wastewater)

Financial Documents
•    Sample – Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit

Easement Agreement
•    Standard Right-of-Way and Utility Easement Agreement

•    Closeout Checklist (Water)
•    Closeout Checklist (Wastewater)
•    Record Drawing Checklist (Water)
•    Record Drawing Checklist (Wastewater Gravity Sewer Only)
•    Record Drawing Checklist (Wastewater Gravity Sewer w/FM & PS)
•    Valve Card Checklist (Water)
•    Valve Card Checklist (Wastewater)
•    Easement Plat Checklist

•    Development Policies
•    Water and Wastewater Policies, Procedures and Standards Manual
•    SC DHEC State Primary Drinking Water Regulation: R.61-58
•    SC DHEC Standards for Wastewater Facility Construction: R.61-67

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Contact Us

  1. General Information

    (843) 727-6867

    Lydia Owens

    New Development Manager

    Mike Giacomarro

    Construction Manager

    Cheryl Boyle

    Engineering Assistant

    Terrance Gailliard

    Engineering Assistant

    Kendra Smith

    Engineering Assistant

    Erica Creel 

    Project & Asset Records Specialist

    Melanie Spell 

    Project & Asset Records Specialist

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