Swepsonville Living

Stormwater

The Town of Swepsonville is working to protect our local streams from being damaged by stormwater pollution. When it rains, pollutants such as fertilizer, oil, grease and pet waste are picked up from the ground and carried into the nearest storm drain. The storm drains are not connected to a treatment system, so everything that flows down the stom drain goes directly to the nearest water body.

You can make a difference and help us keep our local waters clean. As a visitor to this site, you've already taken the first step - becoming informed. Further steps you can take to help keep our water supplies clean include the following:

  • Adopt a couple of clean water habits to reduce pollution from your home.
  • Adopt a couple of clean water habits to reduce pollution from your business.
  • Get involved with local projects and volunteer opportunities.
  • Report stormwater problems.

While citizens, businesses, and industry are working to prevent stormwater pollution, the Town of Swepsonville is busy doing the same. In 2005, we received a Phase II Stormwater permit. This Permit was modified in 2007 and requires that we implement the Town’s Stormwater Management Program, which includes the following measures:

  • Teach citizens and business owners about how they can prevent and reduce stormwater pollution.
  • Involve citizens in developing and implementing our local stormwater program.
  • Look for and remove unlawful discharges to the stormwater sewer system.
  • Regulate new development activities to ensure that they provide appropriate treatment for stormwater before it reaches local waterways.
  • Reduce and eliminate pollution resulting from our activities.