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Mutt Mingles – A June Event for Dogs and their Owners

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During the month of June, 2017, environmental professionals from Lexington County, the  City of Columbia and Richland County took to the streets and parks to play some educational games with dog owners.  This engaged the public in discussion of the reason why picking up after their dogs keeps our waterways cleaner.   Boyd plaza in Columbia was the scene of the first Mutt Mingles …

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PUBLIC WORKS WEEK CULMINATES IN A RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP

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The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium conducted its popular “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” on Friday, May 26th . This workshop is held twice a year, during Public Works Week in May and again in the fall.  A maximum of 25 rain barrels can be made at each workshop, and classes fill up fast especially since Lexington County now has …

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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 …

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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 …

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Lexington County Schools Win Green Step Awards

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Jane Hiller, Green Steps Schools Coordinator, announced that the following Lexington County Schools received awards at the Green steps Awards Ceremony held in June 2016.  Congratulations to the Green Steps Teams in each school that  planned and worked with students to complete environmental projects that helped their schools to be more “green” in 2016.  For information and photos on the projects and …

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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 …

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Trash the Poop Display at Blowfish Baseball Game

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On June 21, 2016 the Lexington Blowfish invited fans to bring their four-legged friends to cheer, and “woof,” the Blowfish on to victory when they played Wilson Tobs.  At this Bark in the Park event, the Lexington County Public Works Stormwater Division set up a display staffed by members of the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium (LCSC) to present the Trash the Poop …

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RAIN BARRELS MADE FROM PICKLE BARRELS

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Mount Olive Pickles are a popular condiment on tables in the Carolinas.   Recently, the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium purchased the 55 gallon storage barrels for these pickles for the “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” workshops it conducts in the spring and fall for residents of Lexington County.  These barrels look a bit like large black canning jars with handles, and …

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Zika Virus – Know the Facts Before Mosquito Season

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On April 19th a meeting was hosted by the South Carolina Zika Virus Forum at Midlands Technical College. A panel of health, environmental and mosquito control experts provided insight into the potential for transmission of the Zika Virus in South Carolina as well as a plan of action to prevent and control it. While this virus causes mild symptoms in …