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Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering section is responsible for the administration of the City’s Wastewater and Storm Water Utilities. In addition we are responsible for the management of the City’s floodplain and the review of environmental requirements for private (both residential and commercial) development projects.
Environmental Engineering News
City Stormwater Ordinance

The City of Greenville’s proposed compressive Stormwater Ordinance is available online. Citizens may review the following documents:

Stormwater Ordinance Executive Summary
Stormwater Ordinance
Comments and Response
Protect and improve the quality of life of all the citizens of Greenville, South Carolina and surrounding communities. Provide for the collection, conveyance, and treatment of both wastewater discharges and storm water runoff in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations in the safest, most efficient, and cost effective manner possible.
Statement of Intent
In Balance with Nature
When we can find a balance, harmony will naturally follow. To that the City of Greenville Wastewater and Storm Water Utilities seeks a balance between the needs of a growing community and the needs of the environment and its citizens. By developing and encouraging “No Adverse Impact” Standards, we will promote sensible growth on the available land while minimizing the impacts to the environment and citizens. Setting aside sensitive areas and requiring innovated standards will allow the urban setting in Greenville to thrive and co-exist in harmony with our natural environment.

Our Goals
  • Treat our customers, the citizens of Greenville, respectfully and proactively address their concerns by providing the services necessary to meet their needs in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Build, operate, and maintain a quality infrastructure that promotes and protects the public health, safety, and welfare by efficiently collecting, conveying and treating wastewater discharges and storm water runoff.
  • Develop, promote, and enforce sound engineering design and construction practices within the City that promote and encourage “No Adverse Impact”.
  • Protect and nurture the environment by enhancing the water quality in the City and surrounding area through the use of innovative practices and standards.
  • Meet and/or exceed all federal, state, and local regulations and water quality standards.