Category: Water

Freshwater Bryozoan

Have you ever looked in your pond and seen what could only be described as an alien egg? Bryozoans certainly look like something from out of this world and are often mistaken for many common pond...

Water Management In The Home Landscape

If not properly managed, stormwater runoff can have detrimental and costly impacts to personal property. Particularly during severe weather, high-intensity or long-duration rainfall can lead to...

Rain Chain

What is a Rain Chain? A rain chain is an alternative to the traditional downspout. Rain chains originated in Japan, where they have been used for hundreds of years. More recently, rain chains have...

Stormwater Ponds: A Guide for Pond Owners

Meet Your Stormwater Pond Do you know if you have a stormwater pond in your neighborhood? Chances are that you do, but you might call it by another name, perhaps a lagoon, lake, or just the local...

Recreational Pond Chemistry

Maintaining recreational pond health requires an understanding of various water quality parameters and how they interact with the living and non-living components of a pond. Properly managing water...

Protecting Headwater Streams

Freshwater Streams Healthy streams provide countless benefits to both the community and the environment. These benefits include recreational opportunities, reduced downstream flooding, and increased...

F.O.G. (FATS, OILS, AND GREASE) POLLUTION

What is F.O.G.? F.O.G. stands for fats, oils, and grease that are found in kitchens as an ingredient for, or by-product of, food preparation. Examples of F.O.G. include: cooking oil (vegetable,...

Maintaining Your Freshwater Shoreline

Planting a vegetative shoreline buffer, known as shorescaping, stabilizes the shoreline, slows sedimentation in ponds, and filters surface runoff. An established, healthy buffer reduces the need for...

E. coli & Water Health

South Carolina’s Waterway Health Clean water is essential for recreation, public drinking water, aquatic life, agriculture, and other industries. South Carolina residents are fortunate to live in a...

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