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DHEC holding meeting on capacity water use plans including Aiken County

February 10, 2019 GMT

The Department of Health and Environmental Control will host an informational meeting on developing a Groundwater Management Plan for the Western Capacity Use Area, which includes Aiken County.

The decision to include several counties, including Aiken, in DHEC’s capacity use program was made last year.

Capacity use is a program that regulates and tracks groundwater withdrawals of over 3 million gallons with concern to impacts on aquifers, which provide drinking water to much of the state.

The meeting will be held at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center at 64 Research Street in Blackville from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Ultimately, the plans under capacity use are developed locally. At the meeting, stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide input to help develop the plans under DHEC guidance. This will impact how withdrawal permits in the program are evaluated.


According to DHEC’s website, the informational meeting will discuss “how the plan will be developed and will accept feedback regarding this process.”

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Want to go?

WHAT: Capacity Use meeting

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research St., Blackville