Environmental Aspects

A key part of an Environmental Management System is identifying and then managing the impacts our operations have on the environment. These impacts are called aspects, and they include everything from the disposal of paper waste to the proper use of water treatment chemicals.

While we manage many environmental aspects, some have a greater potential for substantially impacting the environment, and these are called significant aspects.

We evaluate our environmental aspects annually. This helps ensure we have adequate control methods to prevent adverse impacts to the environment.

Our current environmental aspects are listed below by department. For more information about our environmental aspects or our EMS program contact the Executive Office at (843) 727-6856 or info@charlestoncpw.com.

2019 Significant Environmental Aspects

Hanahan Water Treatment Plant

  • Drinking Water Quality
  • Raw Water Supply
  • Disinfection
  • Chemicals

Environmental Resources at Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Influent pumping
  • Grit Removal and Disposal
  • Secondary Treatment
  • Solids Dewatering
  • Scum Removal
  • Disinfection

Water Distribution
  • Infrastructure Rehabilitation
Wastewater Collection

  • Inflo & Infiltration (I&I)
  • Aerial and Waterway Crossings
  • Solids Handling/Disposal