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Most construction projects that will disturb more than one (1) acre of land in South Carolina require stormwater permit coverage.

Before beginning your construction project, ask yourself a few questions:

If the answer is yes, to any of these questions, you need to acquire a stormwater permit.


Low Impact Development practices are incorporated into the commercial and residential design to help mimic pre-development hydrology. Practices such as bioswales, permeable pavement, green roofs, constructed wetlands and cisterns, work to slow stormwater runoff down and allow water the opportunity to infiltrate. Learn more by visiting the “Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: A Planning and Design Guide."

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