Stormwater discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events that often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most stormwater discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by an NPDES permit. The primary method to control stormwater discharges is though the use of best management practices. Members of our team are here to guide you through your permitting process.
To be brief, a stormwater and erosion control permit is required when work being performed causes a land disturbance which in turn causes stormwater discharge. Submit plans along with the required applications and submittals to the Permitting Application Center (PAC). Please call Kathy Paterniti, 803/329-5515 for further assistance.
The Stormwater division of Planning and Development handles stormwater issues for new construction projects. If you would like to report a stormwater issue related to new construction, please call us 803/329-5515.
If you have a stormwater problem not related to new construction, like a drainage problem in your yard, please contact the stormwater division of Public Works at 803/329-5614 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Public Works webpage.