What We Do:
The Stormwater Department complies with federal and state regulations and permits associated with rainfall runoff from Anderson County’s facilities and operations. We also regulate private land development related to stormwater pollution during the construction process and after construction is complete. This is done through a permitting and inspection program. Lastly, we search for unnoticed pollution sources and work with the public to eliminate them. Although the department was created to comply with federal and state regulations and permits, the ultimate goal is to protect Anderson County’s lakes, streams, and groundwater from pollution.
- Public involvement and education about runoff and water quality
- Finding and eliminating water pollution sources
- Construction site stormwater permitting and inspections
- Stormwater management of developed sites
- Pollution prevention through good housekeeping for County operations
- Water quality monitoring and improvement of polluted waterways
Guidance and Education:
Things you can do to protect the quality of stormwater:
Don’t dump anything down storm drains.
- Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly, especially on driveways, sidewalks, and roads.
- Avoid pesticides or make earth-friendly homemade pesticides if possible.
- Put litter in its place.
- Recycle used motor oil.
- Wash your car at a car wash or on your lawn.
- Have a septic tank inspection every 3-5 years.
- Vegetate bare spots/eroded areas in your yard.
- Compost your yard waste.
- Pick up after your pet.
- Keep litter debris, leaves, and pet waste out of the street gutters and ditches.
- Keep your yard equipment and automobiles well tuned so they don’t leak oil and chemicals into the storm drains.
- Volunteer with local groups to clean and maintain your environment.
What you can do at work:
Do not dispose of cooking fats, oils, or grease in the storm drain near your building. It could clog the storm drain and result in flooding.
- Do not flush wash waters or wastewaters into the storm drain.
- Vehicle maintenance companies, asphalt companies, and other industrial stormwater dischargers may need to apply for a permit.
||Visit the Anderson and Pickens Counties Stormwater Partner's website here, or check out their Facebook page here.
For more information about South Carolina DHEC regulations regarding Stormwater, visit their site at www.scdhec.gov.