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Septic Tanks in South Carolina

By SCDHEC-OCRM

Posted on: June, 10 2007

This comprehensive Web site provides information on the proper installation and maintenance of septic systems. The site also provides sample septic system maintenance ordinances and information on case studies and pilot projects throughout the coast.

Backyard Buffers for the South Carolina Lowcountry

By SCDHEC-OCRM

Posted on: June, 10 2007

This helpful guide assists homeowners establish and maintain proper vegetated buffers along rivers, streams and tidal wetlands. Buffers filter stormwater and nonpoint source pollution before it makes its way to near by water bodies; thus buffers help to improve and maintain good water quality. A list of native South Carolina plant species is included.

Citizen's Guide to Stormwater Pond Maintenance

By SCDHEC-OCRM

Posted on: June, 10 2007

This booklet is intended as a guide for homeowner associations and individual property owners interested in the proper maintenance of stormwater ponds. Photos and descriptions of nuisance aquatic plant species are also presented to aid in the identification and removal of these species.

Q&A on Purchasing Coastal Real Estate

By SCDHEC, OCRM, SC Sea Grant Consortium, SC DNR

Posted on: June, 10 2007

This pamphlet discusses the most commonly asked questions by current and prospective property owners. Topics include state regulations, coastal hazards and insurance considerations.

Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Plan

By State, Federal, County, Municipal, Business, and Citizen Partners

Posted on: June, 10 2007

The plan is an informational guidebook, as well as, an education tool and an inventory of biological data. The plan will help direct future growth patterns, provide quality growth management tools, and preserve the rich heritage and quality of life in Jasper County.

Coastal Heritage Quarterly Publication

By John H. Tibbetts

Posted on: May, 13 2007

This quarterly publication covers coastal- and marine-resource policy, science, and history. Each issue is available on-line and in print free of charge.

South Carolina Home-A-Syst: An Environmental Risk-Assessment Guide for Protecting Coastal Water Quality

By Sawyer et al.

Posted on: May, 13 2007

This guide engages homeowners in a voluntary, confidential risk assessment system focused on protecting coastal water quality. Hard copies are available through SC Sea Grant Consortium.