The Municipal Separate Stormsewer System (MS4) Programs will begin next month in the Beaufort area.
Construction site runoff control and stormwater management projects will begin, as required in the permits for the projects. The MS4 projects will happen in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and unincorporated Beaufort County.
Each project's minimum control measures require a means to develop, install and enforce a way to reduce pollutants that get into stormwater runoff from activities such as construction. Plans must be submitted by July 1 for all construction activities regarding stormwater management as well. Requests for construction permits can be submitted to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
To obtain an initial stormwater permit, apply to the Community Development Department, formerly the Planning and Zoning Department.
Any questions about the application process or about which permits are required for projects that may affect stormwater to Stormwater Department Manager Eric Larson at 843-255-2805.