Despite all the regulatory requirements, general permit coverage reviews/approvals, site specific SWPPPs and mandated site inspections; contaminated stormwater runoff still reaches and pollutes a high percentage of waterways located within South Carolina. The majority of which results from everyday activities in and around urban communities or from the improper/lack of maintenance of approved stormwater BMPs. .
Educational Resources have been provided below to help educate and inform residents, developers, and designers of the sources of contaminated stormwater originating beyond construction and industrial activities, how they impact downstream locations, and how they can be prevented.
Green Initiatives cover many innovative ideas promoting the environment including many stormwater BMPs that prevent the discharge of stormwater from residential yards and surrounding communities. These devices can generally be implemented post-construction and are usually current landowners or community associations.
Educational Resources also provides many classroom activities that promote the importance of proper stormwater management. These activities range from in class worksheet to guest presentations conducted by a current S.C. DHEC employee.
"Stormwater management is not soley the responsibility of engineers, developers, or regulators; its responsibility rests upon each and every individual who resides, labors, and interacts within the state of South Carolina. It is time to learn how to do your part in the effort to reestablish the pristine waterways that once flourished in South Carolina."
A guide for building an effective post-construction program. Developed by the Center for Watershed Protection.
Learn what you can do on your property and in your community to improve the health of your watershed. Developed by the Philadelphia Water Department.
A publication that provides a broad overview of stormwater pollution, including runoff from residential and commercial properties, farms, construction sties, automotive facilities, forestry operations, and others. EPA developed.
A homeowner's guide to healthy habits for clean water. EPA Developed.
An informative raingarden handbook that covers the basic principles and benefits of these "green" practices. Developed by Washington State Univeristy.
An informative document developed by the City of Portland that addresses various stormwater practices that involve the implementation of green infrastructure within urbanized areas.
A raingarden brochure developed by Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Santcuary. This brochure details the benefits of implementing rain gardens
A detailed guide developed by Maryland's DNR that promotes the development and redevelopment of green infrastructure in urbanized areas.
A brief document developed by the Center of Technology that underlines the key relationships between stormwater and green infrastructure.
A detailed report addressing green strategies for controlling stormwater and combined sewer overflows published by the NRDC.
In The Classroom
A crossword puzzle promoting common stormwater and stormwater management terms.
An activity booklet developed by Utah State Unviveristy directed to elementary students through stormwater word searches and other challenging puzzles.
A worksheet that challenges students on their knowledge of the natural water cycle.
A bookmark detailing 10 things you can do to prevent stormwater runoff pollution.
Printable stickers addressing stormwater runoff pollution.
|A Fish's Wish activity book||A short activity book to help young learners find out about runoff pollution from a fish's point of view.|