The City of Clemson is expected to be designated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. DHEC, as an MS4, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System agency.
Operators of large, medium, and regulated small municipal separate storm sewer systems or MS4s are required to obtain NPDES permit coverage in order to discharge pollutants into Waters of the State. These designations (large, medium, and small) are based on urbanized areas as determined by the latest census.
Stormwater Utility Billing FAQs
The purpose of the SMS4 Notice of Intent (NOI) is for an owner / operator of a Regulated Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, located partly or wholly in the State of South Carolina, to seek authorization to discharge stormwater runoff under SC Phase II NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Regulated Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, SCR030000.
for full SMS4 Permit NOI (notice of intent)