EAST RICHLAND COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT
The mission of the East Richland County Public Service District is to protect public health and water resources
in concert with reliable and cost effective provision of wastewater collection, transmission and treatment services
for its customers.
The East Richland County Public Service District is a public, nonprofit organization created by the South
Carolina legislature. We are governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of five members, who have been
recommended by Richland County and appointed by the Governor of South Carolina.
The establishment of the District was for the sole purpose of the elimination of septic tanks and area systems, to
collect and treat sewage in a single-well governed and managed facility. The object was to eliminate extraneous
discharges as much as possible so as to provide and maintain a high water quality for the residents of the area and
especially those around the many recreational lakes. Before the project was started, financing was required; thus
the creation of a Special Purpose District by the General Assembly and taxation of the residents of the area to be served.
The Executive Director oversees the organization and reports directly to the Board.
The vision of the East Richland County Public Service District is to be an exemplary wastewater utility for a
safe and professional work environment, customer relations, regulatory compliance, and resource recovery.
The goal of the East Richland County Public Service District is to enhance the water environment by promoting
sustainable practices. Sustainable water infrastructure practices are essential to ensuring the environmental
and economic sustainability of the community served by the District.
Administrative Offices - East Richland County Public Service District 704 Ross Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 | Office Hours - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM