Stormwater Committee

Volunteers Sought. 

There are two upcoming vacancies on the stormwater committee due to terms expiring.  If you wish to serve on this committee, you must be a town resident. Please submit your "brief summary of background" to or call Town Clerk Debra Herrmann at 843.913.6333 with any questions.  Additional information is hereinbelow. 

Term:  4 years

Mission Statement: The Town of Surfside Beach Stormwater Advisory Committee is established to protect and improve the Town’s greatest natural aquatic resources—its lakes, waterways and beaches—by fostering public stewardship, recommending Best Management Practices (BMPs), conducting long- and short-range planning and execution of these BMPs to restore and preserve these aquatic resources ensuring they meet the most feasible and achievable water quality goals. The board will also address flood control BMPs, as needed, in conjunction with its long term water quality mission. The committee serves as the Town’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) forum for public participation, public education and outreach, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site and post-construction runoff controls, and improved pollution prevention and good housekeeping with all Town operations.

Duties:  The function of the Committee is to meet periodically to develop complimentary strategies for managing the town’s stormwater systems through public education, outreach, participation, involvement, pollution prevention and stormwater best practices.

Qualificiations: The Town of Surfside Beach Stormwater Committee is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of Town Council but there are no specific qualifications. Town residency is required.

Meeting Schedule: This committee meets the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October. Education sessions are scheduled throughout the year.

Volunteers Needed for Water Quality Monitoring

Samples are taken the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month between 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.  More information about the program is available at:  Training is provided.  If you are interested, contact Coastal Carolina University’s volunteer water quality monitoring coordinator, Kelly Hall, by emailing her at

Stormwater Management and Education Opportunities


How do Trees Impact Stormwater? 

Click here to view a PowerPoint Presentation presented to the Planning Commission about Protected, Specimen & Landmark Trees.



Term of Service

Sandra Elliott, Chairman           07/09/2013 to 07/09/2017
Tabitha Mull, Vice Chairman 03/10/2015 to 03/10/2019
Alan Beck 07/09/2013 to 07/09/2017
Ron Crouch 11/10/2014 to 11/10/2018
P. L. Mabry 01/12/2016 to 01/12/2020


Town of Surfside Beach Watershed Map

Clemson/Carolina Clear Website

Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (SMS4s) 2013 Annual Report

Stormwater Seminar: Managing Lake or Pond Frontage

2010 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

Street Sweeping

Storm Water Brochure on Ditch Maintenance

Storm Water Brochure on Animal Waste

Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium

Stormwater Pollutant Sources

Other resources and information are available at 


09/19/2017 Notice Listen to Meeting  
07/18/2017 Notice Listen to Meeting Water Quality Report
04/18/2017 Agenda Package Listen to Meeting Water Quality Report
03/16/2017   Public Education Session Flyer
01/17/2017 Agenda Package Approved Minutes  
09/16/2017 Notice Approved Minutes  
07/25/2016 PDF Approved Minutes Reducing Runoff Pollutants in Your Home
06/06/2016 Notice Approved Minutes CRS Activities & Elements
04/18/2016 PDF Approved Minutes

CWSEC Public Education & Involvement

Water Quality Report 04/18/2016

01/19/2016 Cancelled No business to conduct.  
11/09/2015 PDF Approved Minutes  
10/19/2015 PDF 10-19-2015 Approved Minutes  Water Quality Summary
07/21/2015 PDF 07-21-2015 Approved Minutes  
04/29/2015 PDF 04-29-2015 Approved Minutes  
04/20/2015 PDF    


Click here for Stormwater Committee Archives