The original Upstate Roundtable established five major objectives to achieve its mission:
- To conduct an inventory of current assets, including projects which are in the active planning stage, and assess those factors which impact the full utilization of those assets. This inventory will consist of roads, water, sewer, electrical, gas, telephone services.
- To provide a coordinated forecast of sewer infrastructure needs over the next 20 years and develop a plan for meeting these needs efficiently and economically.
- To identify the resources – human, physical and financial – which will be required to implement the long-range plan.
- To educate the community on the necessity for implementing the long-range plan and to promote and encourage active cooperation among all essential entities, both governmental and private.
- To focus special efforts on planning for the construction of regional sewer facilities in the Saluda, Reedy and Enoree River Basins.
These original objectives remain the active focus of the Upstate Roundtable. However, with the increasing development in the Upstate, additional issues will naturally emerge, including:
- Non-point source discharge
- Septic tank usages
- Micro-constituents in effluent
- State regulations
- Effluent reuse
- Regional Mutual Aid
- At-risk sub districts
- Inflow & Infiltration
- Dealing with growth