Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering section is responsible for the administration of the City’s Wastewater and Stormwater 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.

Field Work Underway for Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan

The City of Greenville has developed a Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan to address flooding and water quality improvements for the Reedy River Watershed and the city as a whole.
storm drain at curb
Field work is ongoing to collect data on infrastructure and streams. While survey crews work in several different areas throughout the city to collect data, efforts will be focused on downtown and the Laurel Creek Watershed, which includes Verdae, CUICAR, and the Woodruff Road area.

Crews will be surveying stormwater conveyance systems like pipes, inlets, manholes, channels, and streams. While most are located within the public right-of-way, in some cases, survey personnel may need to traverse side or rear property lines or along creeks and natural drainage ways to gather the required information. This may include entering fenced and gated areas on private property. Additionally, city crews will be evaluating current watershed and stream conditions, which includes walking the creek, taking measurements and field notes, collecting water samples, etc. Crews will work diligently to ensure that no private property is disturbed in conjunction with any of these activities.