Testing Our Local Waterways

sc-adopt-a-stream-group-collectionThe Stormwater Department has invested in our own testing kit that can be lent out to residents to test their local stream, creeks, and lakes for different chemical and physical factors. This program partners with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Clemson University Extension Programs. For more information about participating please contact the Stormwater Management Coordinator at mmacdonald@fortmillsc.gov.

South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream (SC AAS) creates a network of watershed stewardship, engagement, and education through involvement. SC AAS volunteers can play an important role in monitoring and tracking water quality while sharing information about local water resources with their communities. In providing baseline information about stream conditions, volunteers, local communities, educators, and local government agencies can partner to protect and restore our waters.

You do not need to be an environmentalist, fisherman, or scholar to join this effort. All are welcome to find more information, seek training, and add to the knowledgebase of river health in South Carolina!”