$25.00 GIFT CARD DRAWING – ENTER BY TAKING THIS SURVEY

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Please help our stormwater programs by participating in the Lexington Community Stormwater Survey.  This survey will support the evaluation of the stormwater programs in Lexington County and municipalities.  By taking this survey you will be entered in a drawing for one of two $25.00 VISA gift cards.  Winners will be notified via email on January 7, 2019 and will have …

“Trash the Poop” on Wag-A-Long Wednesdays!

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We live in a time when dog owners no longer need to deny their pets the joy of being taken out to the “old ball game.” At least that is the case on six Wag-A-Long Wednesday night baseball games at the Fireflies Stadium in Columbia. On April 11th, June 6th, June 27th, August 1st, August 8th and August 29th dogs …

“Green” Lawn Care

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The most effective lawn care programs begin with a clear understanding of what grass really needs in order to grow. Here are the most important things you can do for your lawn: Aerate your lawn.  Tightly packed soil restricts root growth and prevents water and fertilizer from penetrating the soil (increasing stormwater problems). Core aerators remove plugs of soil throughout the …

FOG or FOWG?

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Many major cities experience fatburgs—New York City and London have reportedly spent millions of dollars to keep sewers clear of them. Fatburgs are occurring elsewhere throughout the country and the world due to residents putting household fat, oil and grease, generally referred to as FOG down kitchen sinks and drains where it congeals and can clog sewer lines. Another more …

STORM DRAIN TAGGING: IT’S A NEIGHBORLY THING!

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Lexington County, Environmental Coordinator, India Woodson, has been busy meeting residents at Neighborhood Watch meetings with Officer Stacey Gadson of the Sheriff’s Department. Together they share ways that residents can make their neighborhoods safer. Officer Gadson focuses on ways to protect against criminals, while Ms. Woodson focuses on ways to protect waterways from pollution and neighborhoods from flooding.   One …

HOW CAN A PICKLE BARREL BECOME A RAIN BARREL?

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Twice a year the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium (LCSC) invites the public to learn how to make a rain barrel out of an old pickle barrel.  Why would anyone want to do this?   First of all, rain barrels have been used for thousands of years as a means to harvest the water that comes freely from the sky when it …

ILLICIT DISCHARGE DETECTION AND ELIMINATION (IDDE): A GRATE CONCERN

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The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES), authorized by the Clean Water Act, is a Federal program to control water pollution by regulating sources of pollution. It is administered by each state and enforced in South Carolina by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium (LCSC), works to assure that each stormwater management …

Congaree Creek Watershed 319 Grant Funds Available

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If you are interested in receiving assistance to help share the cost to repair or replace your home septic system or to improve livestock health, forage production and water quality at your farm in Congaree Creek Watershed, please complete the attached application form.  Please open the brochure and application form below, and view Congaree Creek Watershed Map above to see if you reside …

Rain Barrel Making for 5th Graders

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Two 5th grade teachers from Gilbert Elementary School who serve on their Green Steps Schools Green Team invited Sheri Armstrong, Lexington County Stormwater Manager and LCSC member to do a demonstration of how to make a rain barrel.  On May 25th, 2016, Ms. Armstrong and the Stormwater Outreach Assistant, Mary Hite, had a lot of fun showing the two combined 5th …