Homeowner Associations (HOA)
As members of your Homeowner Association, you set the example for your neighborhood when you make good decisions regarding maintenance of stormwater BMPs. Stormwater Ponds help us to manage flooding and water quality, which sometimes require considerations and operations. Use the following resources to help you in your maintenance planning and decision making process.
Pond Management Resources
We partner with the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium and Clemson's Carolina Clear Program and other agencies to bring your resources and programs to help with pond management.
Clemson has created a Pond Management Website full or resources, inspection checklists, and helpful tips for geese problems, erosion issues and other common problems to help you with your efforts.
Master Pond Manager Course
Do you own or manage a pond? Do you understand how your pond functions? Do you want to know more? Our Clemson education partner is offering a course in pond management. This course has two options; one for professionals with pesticides licenses - and one for everyone else! Visit the course website for more information.
SAVE THE DATE - November -14th - 2018 Pond Conference!
Subscribe to our calendar for more information, as we work on developing this education opportunity the registration and agenda links will be posted!
If you missed the prior conferences - the resources are still available!
Other Resources for Pond and BMP owners:
- Suggested Stormwater BMP Maintenance Schedule
- Backyard Buffers for the South Carolina Lowcountry
- A Citizen's Guide to Stormwater Pond Maintenance
- Community Associations and Stormwater Management: A Coastal South Carolina Perspective
- A Citizen's Guide to Maintaining Stormwater Best Management Practices: For Homeowners Associations and Property Owners (Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Illinois) - This product, though designed for residents in the Midwest, can be adapted for use in South Carolina.
Contact the Water Quality division office for information on implementation and maintenance of BMPs in your neighborhood. Reach us at 843-856-2157.