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County offers webcast on rainwater harvesting
Beaufort County has scheduled a free, public webcast on rainwater harvesting as a stormwater management practice.
The two-hour episode is scheduled for 12 p.m., Wednesday, September 14 in the conference room of 102 Industrial Boulevard, Beaufort. The building is in the same county office complex as Clemson Extension Service.
Daniel Ahern, Beaufort County Stormwater Utility Manager, said rainfall harvesting can help the county meet stormwater requirements while conserving water. “Rainwater harvesting is a multi-tasking Best Management Practice (BMP). It reduces potable water demand, collects and reuses stormwater, can reduce energy use and be an important component of green buildings.”
The webcast is produced by the Center on Watershed Protection and will provide the information necessary for using rainwater harvesting as a stormwater BMP.  It will also address different storage and reuse configurations and some quantitative methods to account for stormwater benefits. Several case studies will be presented.
For more information, see “upcoming events” at  http://www.cwp.org.

Nightly flagging on McTeer Bridge
Construction crews have  begug overnight flagging operations on the McTeer Bridge while roadway improvements are made on a new bridge span. The detours are expected to continue through the month of September from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should expect delays and look out for workers on foot. The new bridge span is part of the SC 802 roadway improvement project, which is one of several projects approved by voters for one-percent sales tax funding in 2006. For more information, visit www.bcgov.net.

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