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.
2013-2014 Annual Report
As the fiscal year comes to a close, RCSH2
O and Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium (RCSC)
are busy collecting data from the year's activities that will be compiled into a report and submitted to SCDHEC. The annual report is a way for the County and DHEC to track the activities as dictated by the County's MS4 permit. The education and outreach portion of the report is in written conjuction with RCSC and reports the activities of all of the consortium members.
Summer Celebration of Water is approaching!
Summer Celebration of Water 2014 is coming upon us and we are recruiting volunteers. Our annual festival for Water Appreciation Month is filled with FREE family activities including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, water slides, kid's activities, and entertainment. This year's event will be August 23rd at Riverfront Park from 9am-2pm, so save the date! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Chenille Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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