Local communities join to tackle stormwater

By Peter Hull

Communities across the Charleston region have joined with Clemson University’s Carolina Clear program to tackle stormwater issues and protect area water quality.

Bird standing in polluted waterRepresentatives from 11 local governments signed a joint resolution to adopt a regional stormwater runoff education strategy through the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium.

The consortium, a partnership between communities and educators from universities, state agencies and nonprofits, is the third and largest regional collaboration to date in the Carolina Clear program. It follows similar efforts along the Grand Strand and in the Midlands.

Carolina Clear’s goal is to minimize polluted stormwater runoff by educating the general public, youth, builders, developers, homeowners and government officials about how they can keep water in the state’s streams, rivers and basins as clean as possible.

For more information: David Joyner, djoyner@clemson.edu, 843-722-5940, ext. 125; http://carolinaclear.clemson.edu/