Utility Viability

Successful operation of a drinking water or wastewater utility requires immense technical, financial and managerial capacity. Recognizing that many communities in South Carolina struggle to meet these needs, RIA conducted a study of the challenges utilities face. This study was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The result of this effort is a recommended strategy for strengthening water utilities across the state through partnerships. It has the following components:



Click below to read the full report of the study and the strategy, and check back here for more information and resources as the strategy is implemented.