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.
2015 Pesticide, Herbicide, and Fertilizer Symposium on January 27th
Our annual PHF training will be 8:30am - 2:00pm on January 27, 2015 at the Northeast Campus of Midlands Technical College. Topics covered will include integrated pest management, fire ant control, inspections, and proper housekeeping techniques. The symposium is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Pesticide applicator license credits will also be offered. To register or for more information, contact Bree Tribble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-576 2468.
Richland County receives great media coverage on shorescaping demonstration project
On January 8, 2015 Richland County's Stormwater Management Division, Support Services Department, Roads and Drainage Division, and Special Services Department worked together with Carolina Clear to install a shorescaping demonstration site as a part of the new Clearly Doing Good program. Not only was the installation a success, but the vegetation is beginning to grow and we received great media covered of the event. Click the links to read stories printed in The State Newspaper and The Northeast News. Pictures of the site's progress over time will be posted on our Facebook page.
Position open for Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent in Richland County
Clemson University's Columbia Extension Office currently has an open position for a Water Resources Extension Agent in Richland County. Application materials must be submitted by February 6, 2015. To apply, visit http://findjobs.clemson.edu. This position will work closely with our division as well as with the Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium, so we're very excited about the new potential partner.
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