Engineering and Developers

Spartanburg Water’s Engineering Department is staffed by highly experienced individuals who work with fellow engineers, developers, contractors and individual homeowners needing support in the design and installation of new water and sewer infrastructure.

In this section, you will find information to support your need for new development and extension projects, including the many standards, policies and forms necessary to complete your project in accordance with Spartanburg Water’s requirements. All projects must comply with the standards and requirements outlined in the materials accessed in the documents housed in this portion of our website.  

For more information, please contact Joel Watson at (864) 580-5681 or

Developers' Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide a guidance document for individuals or businesses considering residential and commercial development within the Spartanburg Water jurisdictional areas.

All water and sewer design must be completed by an engineer licensed to practice engineering in the state of South Carolina. All water and sewer construction must be completed by utility contractors licensed in South Carolina and approved by Spartanburg Water.

Upon completion and final acceptance by Spartanburg Water of all facilities constructed under the following policies and guidelines, these facilities shall become the property of Spartanburg Water which shall then be responsible for operation and maintenance.

However, for a period of one year from the date of final acceptance of the facility, the contractor shall be responsible for any repairs needed that are a result of improper or inadequate construction practices.

You can access the manual here.