In February over 70 stakeholders came together in a virtual room to learn about the latest RRWQG efforts. Enjoy the presentations from each committee by clicking the project scope image below to see the entire zoom meeting. We’ve come a long way and have been steadily moving forward even in the middle of a pandemic. Kudos to all involved! See individual committee PDF presentations below. [Read more…]
Due to eroding stream banks that included a recently exposed ReWa sanitary sewer line, Greenville County conducted a stream stabilization demonstration project on Brushy Creek. The erosion was located just upstream of a real-time County water quality monitoring station, providing a means to quantify potential reductions in sediment and nutrients due to various forms of erosion control BMPs. Partially located within municipal limits of the City of Greenville, the City and ReWa provided staff support and co-funded the construction costs with the County.
As life and work has adapted in 2020, we hope that RRWQG stakeholders are safe and fared well during extraordinary circumstances. The Reedy River Water Quality Group (RRWQG) Executive Committee and committee co-chairs have held their regular calls, as have many of the committees, and the facilitators would like to bring all stakeholders and committee members up to date with activities and let you know what is ahead.
Keep an eye out on social media for our new campaign to encourage car washing on porous surfaces! [Read more…]
Earth Economics conducted an economic impact analysis of a proposed riparian buffer ordinance in Greenville County across eight different sites, which included existing, planned, and proposed neighborhood developments. Overall, the economic benefits were found to exceed the costs. The Greenville County Comprehensive Plan adopted in early 2020 also supports requiring stream buffers “sufficient to protect water quality, streambank integrity, and wildlife habitat.” Read statement: Zoning to Protect Riparian Buffers