Environmental Policy

Charleston Water System is committed to its mission to support public health and protect the environment. To facilitate this commitment, Charleston Water System became the first public water or wastewater utility in the nation to become certified under the International Organization of Standards (ISO) 14001 standard for environmental management.

Objectives of our commitment:

  • Treatment and distribution of high quality drinking water.
  • Collection, transportation, and treatment of wastewater.
  • Provide for an abundant water supply for our customers and fire protection.
  • Communication of the impact our activities, products and services on the environment to our associates, contractors working for us, and our customers.
  • Compliance with applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, statutes and other environmentally related requirements to which Charleston Water System subscribes.
  • Continual environmental improvement and prevention of pollution.
  • Documentation of required elements of our EMS Program.