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Local Governments Working Together. Charleston County South Carolina. Water Pollution Control Act passed 1947 Revised 1972 to form Clean Water Act First addressed point sources Industrial 1 st Municipal 2 nd. History of the NPDES Stormwater Program. NPDES Phase I Rule (1990)

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local governments working together

Local GovernmentsWorking Together

Charleston County South Carolina

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Water Pollution Control Act passed 1947

  • Revised 1972 to form Clean Water Act
    • First addressed point sources
      • Industrial 1st
      • Municipal 2nd
history of the npdes stormwater program
History of the NPDES Stormwater Program
  • NPDES Phase I Rule (1990)
    • Addressed storm water discharges from large MS4s
  • NPDES Phase II Rule (1999)
    • Addressed storm water discharges from small MS4s:
      • 74 Phase II communities in SC… and growing

Charleston Co. Phase II Communities

KFH

history of south carolina association of stormwater managers scasm
History of South Carolina Association of Stormwater Managers (SCASM)
  • Began in 1999 to address stormwater issues state wide as a group
  • Major issues – There’s strength in numbers
  • As the group grew the need to formalize the organization became apparent
scasm
SCASM
  • Municipal Association
  • Membership
  • Currently have Quarterly meeting
  • Provides a unified voice for stormwater management issues state wide
  • Provided educational and training
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*Animation based on study done by the Strom Thurmond Institute (Bob Decker) at Clemson University

charleston area coordination effort
Charleston Area Coordination Effort
  • May 2000 Charleston County Public Works began inquiring to local communities on NPDES compliance
  • July 2000 Charleston County Public Works has the first meeting of Charleston County MS4s
  • The group continues to meet and attendance has grown to include a quite large number of participants
participants
Charleston County

City of Charleston

City of N. Charleston

Town of Mt. Pleasant

City of Isle of Palms

Town of Sullivans Island

City of Folly Beach

City of Hanahan

Woolpert (consultant)

Berkeley County

Dorchester County

Town of Summerville

City of Goose Creek

Georgetown County

Town of James Island

SC DOT

SC DHEC OCRM

Clemson University

ATM (consultant)

Participants
partnership
Partnership
  • Program Administration
    • Charleston County, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach
    • Berkeley County, Hanahan, Goose Creek
    • Dorchester County, Summerville
  • Education Issues (Carolina Clear)
  • Ordinances
  • Training
  • Mapping (GIS coordination)
ashley cooper consortium
Ashley-Cooper Consortium
  • Carolina Clear Education Program (Clemson University)
  • Monitored the Coastal Waccamaw Consortium
  • Creating the Ashley-Cooper Consortium
development of an ordinance template
Development of an Ordinance Template
  • Pooled resources to develop an ordinance template for construction, post-construction, and illicit discharges
  • Goal of the template was to be consistent where possible
  • Benefit form the collective knowledge of the various professionals within our communities
  • Provide cost savings to our respective communities
  • Provide a consistent format to the design and development communities
training
Training
  • Housekeeping
  • Certifications
  • Applications
mapping
Mapping
  • Engineering Document
  • Easement Inventories
  • GIS Information
  • System Inventories
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Jan. 2005 a group of approximately 50 Stormwater Managers throughout the southeast assembled in Atlanta resulting in the formation of SeSwA
  • SeSwA encompasses all the southeastern EPA Region 4 (8 States)
  • SeSwA is not a replacement for state groups such as SCSMA
  • 2005 SeSwA incorporated with a board structured to be primarily of City and County representatives.
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Primary Focus – Provide educational services to stormwater professionals in city and county governments
  • Education and Training
  • Technical Assistance
  • Information Sharing
  • Advocacy
  • Membership
mission statement
Mission Statement

We will promote and protect the quality of life in Charleston County by delivering services of value to the community

chuck jarman
Chuck Jarman

Stormwater Utility Manager

Charleston County Public Works Department

Attn. Stormwater Management

4045 Bridge View Drive

North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

cjarman@charlestoncounty.org

(843) 202-7600