department of public works
Floodplain Management | Stormwater Management | Wastewater Management
environmental engineering section is responsible for the administration of the
and Storm Water Utilities.
In addition we are responsible for
the management of the City's
and the review of environmental
requirements for private (both residential and commercial) development projects.
Environmental Engineering News
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
The city of Greenville is vulnerable to several natural hazards such as winter storms,
floods, high winds and drought, that pose a potential threat and could have a significant
impact on the city. This summer, City Council adopted a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan,
which was required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the City to
be eligible for FEMA grant programs. The City’s plan has been approved by FEMA, and as
a result, the City has made Greenville and its residents less vulnerable to future natural
hazard events and has ensured that the City is eligible to receive certain types of
non-emergency disaster assistance from the federal government in the future.
View Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
View Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2012 Update
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.
- 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