Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium
Helping local governments meet requirements for stormwater education and public involvement

For More Info / Links

See below for more information on shellfish closures, litter information, vegetated buffers, car and boat maintenance, lawn care and erosion and sediment issues.

Stormwater Hotlines

Georgetown County 843.545.3524
Horry County 843.381.8000
Myrtle Beach 843.918.2000
N. Myrtle Beach 843.280.5500
Conway 843.248.1730
Atlantic Beach 843.381.8000
Surfside Beach 843.913.6360
Briarcliffe Acres 843.381.8000

Beach Monitoring & Swimming Advisories

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Beach Monitoring
SC Beach Access and Water Quality Guide
Grand Strand Beach Monitoring Data Viewer
Long Bay Hypoxia Monitoring

For other questions or concerns about water quality, contact the following DHEC Field Offices in Myrtle Beach: DHEC Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Water (843-238-4378) or DHEC Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (843-238-4528)

Shellfish Closure Updates

DHEC Shellfish Program

Litter Information

Keep Georgetown Beautiful
Palmetto Pride–SC Anti-litter Organization
SC DHEC Recycling/Waste Disposal
Horry County Solid Waste Authority–Recycling
Georgetown County Landfill 843-545-3443
Georgetown County Recycling 843-545-3452
Georgetown Litter Hotline 843-545-4887 (54-LITTR)
Georgetown Co. Litter Control 843-546-5102
Horry Co. Litter Control 843-915-5450

Low Impact Development

The ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Center for Watershed Protection, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium were funded through a NERRS Science Collaborative grant to create a Low Impact Development (LID) Guide for Coastal South Carolina. It serves as a source of coastal-specific LID information, tools, and resources for South Carolina. To download a full copy of the guide, please click the following Link: Low Impact Development Guide

Vegetative Buffers

For a list of plants that are suitable for use in buffers, follow this link to SC Dept. of Health and Environmental
Control document about Backyard Buffers.

For more information about vegetated buffer ordinances, follow this link to the SC Dept. of Health and
Environmental Control document about buffer ordinances.

Car & Boat Maintenance

See CWSEC “Never Put Anything Into a Storm Drain” Fact Sheet
Auto Maintenance for Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Waste Reduction Resource Center, Auto Repair and Fleet Maintenance Resources
EPA Auto Repair & Fleet Maintenance Pollution Prevention

Lawn Care

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service provides a number of services, and can help you implement some of the suggestions mentioned in this fact sheet, such as soil testing and providing guidance on proper fertilization and watering.
Local Clemson Extension Office–Horry County
For more information about maintenance for Bermuda Grass, see this Clemson Fact Sheet:
For more information about maintenance for Centipede Grass, see this Clemson Fact Sheet:
For more information about general lawn fertilization, see this Clemson Fact Sheet:

Septic System Maintenance

EPA Homeowner’s Guide to Septic Systems
EPA Do’s and Don’ts of Your Septic System

Erosion and Sediment Issues

To Report Erosion and Sediment Issues on local roadways, from construction sites, or in waterways:
Department of Health and Environmental Control
927 Shine Avenue Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Erosion Control for Homebuilders


South Carolina Coastal Information Network (SCCIN) Flood Resources
Dealing with Flooding by NC Cooperative Extension
American Red Cross Flood Safety

Other Educational Outreach Resources


Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak it In, EPA, 9 minutes, Jan. 2009.
Can be watched here. It highlights green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels and includes green techniques on display in 2008 at the U.S. Botanic Garden’s “One Planet – Ours!” Exhibit and at the U.S. EPA’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


Stormwater Rip Rap Song, NC State University graduate students, 1 ½ minutes.
Can be downloaded here.

Inspection and Evaluation of Facilities and Operations, NC State Cooperative Extension.
Inspection forms can be downloaded here. There are forms for storage areas of chemicals, vehicle fueling and maintenance areas, waste management and recycling centers, animal shelters and pounds, parking lots, and parks and open space.

Permeable Pavement Maintenance, NC State University Stormwater Publications, 2011.
Can be downloaded here.
Other documents available here.

Here are some links from credible sources where you can find more information related to stormwater.

Southeast Watershed Assistance Network (SWAN)