The RRWQG executive committee met with regulators from the USEPA Region 4 and from SCDHEC August 25, 2017, in Greenville, SC to report the progress of the Group in advancing its schedule toward water quality compliance. Following the three-hour meeting, the six federal and state regulatory agency officials were taken on a walking tour along the Swamp Rabbit Trail of the downtown Reedy River, stopping at the Falls and the County monitoring station. [Read more…]
From the Greenville News
July 7, 2017
by Bob Barreto
President, Home Builders Association of Greenville
Our local water is a precious resource and we all have an important role to play in keeping our waterways — including streams, creeks, rivers and lakes — safe and healthy for everyone to enjoy.
After it rains, the excess flow of water — and the contaminants that it carries — can pollute local water sources. That is why managing this stormwater runoff is essential to maintain the health and well being of native fish and wildlife, as well as the quality of water that your family uses every day. It also helps to reduce flooding. This is called storm water management. [Read more…]
The RRWQG launched its long-planned economic impact study during an Economic Impact Committee meeting in late May. Study consultant Tania Briceno of Earth Economics briefed committee members on the study outline and methodology, goals for the project, targeted special interest areas, and potential best management practices.
We’ve gone national! Straight to the halls of Congress. On May 18, American Public Works Association (APWA)Director-at-Large Bill Spearman testified on behalf of APWA members at the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water and Environment regarding “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Improving Water Quality through Integrated Planning.” He highlights the Reedy River Water Quality Group’s effort to use integrated planning and permitting to protect water resources and save tax payer money! Here is a 5 minute video showing his testimony.