Hydrology - Water Resources Report 3

The 100 Largest Public Water Supplies in South Carolina – 1995

Compiled by
Roy Newcome, Jr.


Public water supplies in South Carolina used about 450 million gallons per day in 1994, 77 percent of it from surface-water sources and 23 percent from wells and springs. The five largest supplies were Greenville, Charleston, Columbia, Spartanburg, and Anderson. Sumter, ranking seventh in size, is the largest supply using only ground water. The range in pumping for the 100 largest supplies is 52 million gallons per day for the largest to 0.9 million gallons per day for the smallest.

Copies of this report are available in the SCDNR's Columbia office.