From http://schhphase5lagoons.blogspot.com/ :
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Lagoon #157 Update
"2:30PM - I noticed that, because of leaks in the hoses and also at the hose-end couplings, turbid/silt-laden water was being discharged into the nearest curb inlet just west of L-157 . This curb inlet discharges directly into the wetland area and the flow of this pumped water was clearly evident in the wetland area just across the street from the curb inlet. The water was flowing along the curbing into the curb inlet from the leaks on both sides of it (east and west). The current two-pump set-up was configured to avoid discharging the water into this particular curb inlet! As stated in a previous updats (7/16/ & 7/17), it is against DHEC regulations to discharge turbid/silt-laden water directly into wetlands."
My posted comment:
"From DHEC’s website (http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/swerfmain.htm):
“DHEC is charged with making sure that stormwater runoff during construction of projects and following project completion will not have an adverse effect on water quality in South Carolina. The stormwater program requires the development and implementation of a plan to control stormwater runoff and sediment to prevent them from entering water bodies in our State.”
In their own words, “DHEC is charged with making sure that stormwater runoff during construction of projects and following project completion will not have an adverse effect on water quality in South Carolina.”
Where is DHEC?
Why isn’t DHEC doing its job?