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 and the water flowing into storm drains is not treated, the pollution ends up in our local waterways. That polluted water affects the aquatic life and our ability to use the water for recreational and industrial purposes. Our job is to prevent pollution and help keep stormwater clean.
Annual inspections update
The Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections have been completed this this year. These types of inspections, as with many of our other programs, are designed to ensure that facilities have measures in place to contain any elements that may wash into a nearby waterway during a rain event.
Project WET/Project Learning Tree Joint Workshop on March 31st
Richland County Stormwater Management, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District, and SC Forestry Commission are teaming up to provide a joint Project WET/Project Learning Tree educator workshop at Harbison State Forest on March 31, 2015. This workshop is for formal and informal educators, and participants will leave with the Project Learning Tree PreK-8 AND the Project WET K-12 activity guides. Click here for event details and the registration form.
Stormwater Manager named Sustainability Chair of the SC American Public Works Association
RCSH20 manager, Synithia Williams, was recently named Sustainability Chair of the South Carolina chapter of the American Public Works Association (SCAPWA). As the chair, Williams will serve in an advisory position to the SCAPWA Executive Board on sustainability projects conducted by the organization. Congrats Synithia!
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