No matter where you stand in the Midlands, you can say "My River Starts Here!"
That's because water that goes into stormdrains empties directly into nearby waterways - streams, creeks and rivers. It is NOT TREATED at the waste water treatment plant. Any pollution this water picks up or anything dumped down stormdrains may eventually make its way to our Three Rivers.
But we can all do our part! By protecting our stormdrains, we can all help protect our rivers.
The Three Rivers - the Broad, Saluda and Congaree - are a big part of what makes Columbia such a great place to work, live and play. You can help make sure we can enjoy the Three Rivers for years to come!
Looking for a 2-3 hour service project for your group? Sign up to help mark City of Columbia stormdrains!
If you see something that could pollute our rivers, report it online or call (803) 545-3300.
Not sure what problems to report? See these handy Reporting Tips.
If you see any of the following in the City of Columbia, report it online or call (803) 545-3300.
Sediment in the water or flowing into a stormdrain.
Sings of paint or chemicals being poured down a stomdrain or trash. Pet waste or other items being dumped into or near stormdrains.
Soapy or odd colored water
Signs of a spill or leaking tanks, garbage bins or fat disposal bins
Mysterious pipes that might be coming from nearby buildings. Sometimes they carry grey water, like from a sink, or blank water, like from a toilet. Either way, this water belongs in the sewer, not the stormdrain.
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