Request for 208/201 Plan Conformance Certification
(Please place on your letterhead before submitting)
208 Water Quality Management:
The principal objective of the 208 program is to maintain and improve water quality as it relates to the classification of surface waters in the Waccamaw Region. The program is funded by local 208 management agencies, supplemented by some 205J funds from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Through an on-going agreement with DHEC, the 208 Director reviews all wastewater permit applications in the Waccamaw Region to ensure that they are consistent with goals of the “Waccamaw 208 Areawide Water Quality Management Plan.”
In FY2010-2011, the WRCOG has been afforded the opportunity to update the "Waccamaw Region Section 208 Water Quality Managment Plan" via an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant issued to SC DHEC. This has allowed the WRCOG Section 208 program to reevaluate existing water quality issues and assess new strategies to address future concerns that may affect our region.
The 208 Program Coordinator will continue to work with sewer providers to identify cost effective, environmentally sound alternatives to upgrade/expand wastewater treatment facilities in the Waccamaw/AIWW System and other parts of the region. The Program Coordinator will also work the Local Governments on non point source pollution issues.
Public Notice: Attached is a Request for Qualifications for consultant services to assist the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments develop a watershed-based plan for Murrells Inlet, SC. Submissions due 12-24-2012 at 3:00 pm EST.
Information Resources Staff
208 Water Quality/Community Planner
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-8502 ext: 240
(843) 527-2302 (Fax)