Clean water is important to us because it provides us with drinking water and recreation opportunities and supports habitat for wildlife. Stormwater is water from precipitation that flows across the ground and pavement when it rains or when snow and ice melt. Stormwater is absorbed into the ground but often times drains over the ground and pavement into a system of catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, pipes, tunnels, or storm drains that discharge into local streams and creeks. Stormwater that drains in this way is called run-off. Therefore, the quality of stormwater is important to maintain because it is discharged into the environment.Town of Clover staff maintains many of the stormwater systems located within the Town limits. Maintenance activities are aimed at maintaining and improving stormwater flow to prevent flooding. SCDOT has maintenance responsibilities of storm drains located along state roads.
It is important for residents to help keep the Town’s storm drains clear of all debris so as to prevent unnecessary flooding and contamination of our lakes and streams. At no time should debris of any kind be placed in the flow line of the curb or on the street. Leaves, grass clippings, other yard debris and garbage should be placed well behind the curb and never in any area that could restrict water flow. Lawn service providers must make sure they are not blowing clippings into the street, toward catch basins, or down storm drains.
Substances such as detergents, motor oil, or grass clippings that may contain pesticides can harm our water resources and should never be washed into these drains. Town Ordinance prohibits obstruction of any storm drains or ditches and dumping of liquid substances such as those referenced above. A fine of up to $500 may be imposed on those violating this ordinance.
For more information regarding stormwater, visit SCDHEC Stormwater.
Mark Geouge, Public Works Director
Phone: (803) 222-7700
Fax: (803) 222-2585
300 Smith Street
PO Box 1060
Clover, SC 29710