8:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Mon. - Fri.)
Stormwater Maintenance / Infrastructure
6:30 A.M. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon. - Thurs.)
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Efficient Utility Addressing the Stormwater Needs of the County, while Protecting its Water Resources.
Dedicated to the management, construction, maintenance, protections, control, regulation, use, and enhancement of stormwater systems and programs in Beaufort County in concert with other water resource management programs.
The Utility was established by County Ordinance and its activities are guided by a Comprehensive Master Plan completed in 2006 and by a Stormwater Management Utility Board.
Extent of Service (EOS) and Level of Service (LOS) for maintenance activities are guided by the following documents:
Extent of Service (EOS)
Level of Service (LOS)
The Master Plan identifies nine program elements that are to be addressed by the utility. They are:
Stormwater Control Regulations
Primary Stormwater Management System Enhancements
Water Quality Controls for Existing Developments
Water Quality Monitoring
Inventory of Secondary Stormwater Management System
Additional/ On-going Study and Analysis
Requirements concerning Stormwater Systems are found in the Counties Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance and the design criteria found in our Best Management Practices Manual.
The Utility partners with four Municipalities in the County through inter local agreements linked below. Drainage efforts within these municipalities are supported through fees collected by the County. The fees that are collected within a municipality's jurisdiction are then distributed back to the municipality. If you have a drainage concern in the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Town of Bluffton, the Town of Port Royal, or the City of Beaufort please contact the towns/city. They will coordinate with the Utility if we can be of support.