About Us

The Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (SMS4s) community partners in Anderson and Pickens Counties are dedicated to the regional stormwater education concept. The members work together to better facilitate the development of a unified approach to education and outreach within the counties.

Mission Statement
To develop and implement a broad-based education program that informs citizens about the issues of stormwater management and explains the role they and the business community can play in solving these issues.

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  • Maximize efficiency of stormwater education efforts using a countywide regional approach.
  • Help local SMS4s meet NPDES Phase II Stormwater Program permit requirements for stormwater education and involvement by providing educational resources and services such as public education, outreach and community involvement.
  • Develop a comprehensive stormwater education plan for the region that capitalizes on local training resources to meet the needs of local SMS4s.
  • Serve as a model for collaborative stormwater education.

"We are excited about this collaborative educational opportunity being facilitated by Clemson University and Carolina Clear. We feel strongly that a regional approach, along with the cities of Easley, Pickens and Liberty will allow us to convey our important water quality messages in a more efficient manner."

- Scottie Ferguson
Stormwater Manager
Pickens County

"Improving water quality doesn’t happen without a team of dedicated professionals working with conscientious citizens. I’m pleased that we are partnering with Anderson & Pickens Counties Stormwater Partners and Clemson's Carolina Clear. Together with the cities of Anderson and Belton, we are committed to educating and empowering the public to protect and improve our water resources."

- Jon Batson
Stormwater Manager
Anderson County

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