Richland County Stormwater Management Division
The Richland County Stormwater Management Division (RCSH2O) provides stormwater management support (drainage and water quality) in order to improve public safety, enhance public health and increase public service through departmental and divisional coordination and public awareness.
Wait...what is stormwater?
Stormwater is any water that falls on the ground when it rains or snows. On natural surfaces that water infiltrates—or soaks—into the ground; but on paved surfaces, it becomes surface runoff.
Surface runoff either flows to the nearest pond or stream, or it flows into an inlet such as a storm drain. Any pollution on the ground is carried away by the runoff, and because stormwater runoff is not treated, the pollution ends up in our local waterways where it affects the aquatic life and our ability to use the water for recreational and industrial purposes.
Fall Festival Fundraiser for United Way on October 2nd
Join the Department of Public Works as we raise money for our annual United Way campaign. The Fall Festival will be located at the Department of Public Works (400 Powell Rd) and will feature a Dunk-A-Manager dunking booth, food, games, and fun. Admission is $2.00 before Sept. 29th and $5.00 at the gate. For more information on the event or how to participate, contact Eva Prioleau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division staff changes
RCSH2O says goodbye to Reginald Felder, engineering technician, as he moves on to continue his career in stormwater at Sumter County. He has been an asset to the division and we wish him much success. The division manager, Quinton Epps, has also accepted a new position as the Director of the Richland County Conservation Department. Congratulations to both of them!
"Old Zorba's building" being demolished for flood reduction project
The 2628 Decker Blvd building, or the “The Old Zorba’s” as it is referenced, was built in 1960 based on County structure information, but was placed in the floodplain as well as the floodway. Because both of these areas carry a higher risk for flooding and insurance losses, Richland County Stormwater Management applied for a grant from SCDNR/FEMA to purchase the property and demolish the building in Oct 2012 to reduce overall flood and loss risk in the County. The demolition is anticipated to be completed mid-September.
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