Public Education and Outreach

What is Stormwater?

Rain or snow that falls on streets, parking areas, rooftops and other developed land and either flows directly into nearby streams or travels through drainage systems.

The flows are then discharged, untreated, into Georgetown County's streams and creeks.

Please click here for information on how removing fallen leaves can help improve water quality: 

FREE Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop, Thursday November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Enjoy a brief discussion on the importance of rain harvesting and then the fun begins: build your own rain barrel and take one home! Space is limited. Click here for more information.


Please inspect your stormwater management systems (stormwater ponds, swales, ditches, catch basins, etc.).  Remove floating debris, sediment build up, and anything else that can clog the system.  Now is the time to pull boards from the outlet structures to drop water levels in your ponds. Aim for at least one foot of drop in water elevation in the pond and more if possible. Call the Stormwater hotline for more information: 843-545-3524.

Please be safe!

Video Presentations

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Tips: Interviews Shown On WBTW (YouTube Channel)

PowerPoint Presentations

Educational Materials

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Georgetown County Stormwater Management
Old County Courthouse, Room 274, 129 Screven Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3524 • Fax: (843) 545-3005 •