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Horry County Awarded A First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

Conway, South Carolina - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony yesterday during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Crabtree restoration effort consisted of two projects focusing on a strategy of controlling sediment transport to address fecal bacteria, dissolved oxygen, and to reduce turbidity. The effects of urbanization had greatly altered the Crabtree canal, leading to increased runoff volumes, peak flow rates, flooding, and water quality impairments. The projects utilized a two-stage design to reconnect the canal with the remnant hardwood floodplain via a gently sloping riparian bench. The new channel configuration provides for flood storage and bank stabilization, and increased biological habitat. Monitoring efforts have demonstrated water quality improvements as result of the project.

The EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award recognizes excellence in the implementation of stormwater green infrastructure practices. Green infrastructure uses natural systems and/or engineered systems designed to mimic natural processes to more effectively manage urban stormwater and reduce receiving water impacts. EPA and its partner organizations have promoted the use of green infrastructure for many years as part of a comprehensive approach to achieving healthier waters. Green infrastructure reduces the volume of stormwater discharges by managing rainwater close to where it falls and removes many of the pollutants present in runoff, making it an effective strategy for addressing wet weather pollution and improving water quality.

Additional information on Horry County’s stormwater project can be found HERE.

*Release contributed by Dawn Harris Young, EPA.



RFQ Recommendation for Managed Print Services

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Quotes (RFQ) 2013-14-035 for Managed Print Services for Horry County. The recommendation will be made 21 August 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.



Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, September 2, 2014.  The test will be held Friday, August 29, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.



Horry County Government Weekly Update for August 18-August 22, 2014

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, events and news releases for August 18-August 22, 2014.

MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULE



Horry County Offices to Close for Labor Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day.  Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.



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