The Stormwater Management Division oversees a variety of capital improvement projects on the county's drainage network
Richland County has undertaken several large projects intended to improve and preserve water quality throughout the county. Many of these projects originate from a watershed management plan that identifies pollutants of concern and actions to address those pollutants.
Stormwater Management has facilitated in the creation and implementation of watershed improvement plans for the following areas:
- Crane Creek Watershed
- Gills Creek Watershed
- Hollingshed Creek Watershed
- Nicholas Creek Watershed
A list of CIPs, their location, and their status can be viewed by clicking on the map below.
Danbury Basin Area Improvements Project
This project consists of the design and installation of measures to improve drainage and flooding issues in the Danbury Drive drainage basin. The project area extends from the North 21 Terrace development above Mason Road down to the regional detention pond on the Full Gospel Word & Worship church property at 6015 N. Main Street. Design for drainage projects include pond improvements, pipe replacements, pipe rehabilitation, and channel rehabilitation.
Should you have any questions in regards to this project please contact Cynthia Kestner, Richland County Capital Improvements Projects Manager by phone (803) 576 - 2489 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Knollwood and Planters Drive Drainage Improvements Project
The Stormwater Management Division solicited a study in 2016 to identify the cause and solutions to the flooding of to homes along the drainage channel between Knollwood Drive and Planters Drive. The study recommended property acquisition to remove homes from the floodplain as the best option to mitigate flooding. Using Hazard Mitigation Block Grant (HMGP) funds, the Stormwater Management Division acquired and demolished nine homes along the drainage channel.
To follow up the demolition the Stormwater Management Division solicited proposals to stabilize and repair the drainage channel while restoring as much of the floodplain as possible to further mitigate downstream flooding. The project area extends between Knollwood and Planters Drive. The goal for the project is to reduce flooding in the existing channel during routine storm events and meet the 10-year level of service.
Should you have any questions in regards to this project please contact Cynthia Kestner, Richland County Capital Improvement Projects Manager by phone (803) 576 - 2489 or by email at email@example.com