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.
RCSH2O under new management
This month our division welcomes a new manager, Synithia Williams. Although she is new in her position with Richland County, Williams has worked with RCSH2O in various capacities in her positions at City of Columbia and Lexington County. We welcome her presence and look forward to having her stormwater management experience and leadership!
Shorescaping demonstration project coming to retention pond at Powell Rd. facility
Join us Monday, December 8th at 9:30 am as Richland County's Stormwater Management and Grounds and Facilities divisions work with Carolina Clear to install a shorescaping demonstration project as a part of the new Clearly Doing Good program. The series of mini-projects aim to minimize pollution coming from the Department of Public Works property. Tasks will include creating a shoreline buffer and installing a no-fly zone geese grid. Please join us if you’re interested in experiencing the project and lending a hand – all are welcome! Contact Chenille Williams at email@example.com or 803-576-2491.
Richland County hosts Countywide Watershed Improvement Project Stakeholders Meeting
With the development of the Countywide Watershed Improvement Plan (CWIP) steadily moving forward, Richland County joined Pat Noble of P. J. Noble and Associates, Inc. and consultants from Brown and Caldwell and hosted a stakeholders meeting on November 17, 2014. The meeting was an avenue to receive input from community members regarding their experience with the County and prioritizing improvement areas. The feedback will be used to consider actions that should be taken while developing the CWIP.
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