Public Education and Outreach - Minimum Control Measure #1

The first MCM is Public Education and Outreach. Stormwater runoff is generated throughout the landscape – roads, yards, driveways, roofs and parking lots. Therefore, efforts to control stormwater pollution must consider individual, household, and public behaviors and activities that can generate pollution from these surfaces.

SMS4s are required to educate their community on the pollution potential of common activities, and increase awareness of the direct links between land activities, rainfall-runoff, storm drains, and their local water resources. SMS4s are also required to give the public clear guidance on specific actions that they can take to reduce their stormwater pollution-potential.

In Horry County and the Grand Strand region, public education and outreach is coordinated through the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium. For more information about NPDES Minimum Control Measure #1, click here.