The Town of Bluffton's Stormwater Management Division strives to protect and enhance our surrounding waterways, including the May, New and Okatie Rivers. To improve water quality the Town of Bluffton promotes and implements effective stormwater management practices, collaborates with regional jurisdictions, and continuously performs education and outreach programs.   

Our goals and objectives are:
  1. Protect & improve the heath of the water bodies in the Town's jurisdiction.
  2. Comply with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) regulations set forth by The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control and the US Environmental Protection Agency.  
  3. Implement the May River Watershed Action Plan projects, programs and policies. Restorative and preventative. 
  4. Monitor water quality in critical drainages to our rivers & identify areas for water quality improvement projects. 
  5. Public education, outreach and involvement in water quality initiatives. 
  6. Address public concerns related to stormwater in a timely, professional manner. 

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program:

To learn more about the Town's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program, we encourage citizens to look at our new Town Citizen's Guide. These are available at Bluffton Town Hall in English and Spanish. 

Septic Assistance Program:

The Town of Bluffton currently offers septic system maintenance/repair through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. This program is FREE to applicants that fulfill program requirements. 

Septic Assistance reduces the impact of failing septic systems on the May River and other waterways within our jurisdiction. It is the Town's intent to use this program to help create a safer community while also increasing the quality of life for all residents and preserving our rivers. 

If you are interested in obtaining septic system assistance, you are just a few steps aways from getting a helping hand. 
  1. Confirm property is eligible. Click here to use our simple tool to make sure your septic system is located within the Town's limits. 
  2. Application. Fill out and submit the Neighborhood Assistance Program Application to the Town's Office of Community Development located at the Theodore D. Washington Municipal Building, 20 Bridge Street. 
If financial concerns are one of the reasons keeping you from properly maintaining your septic system, the Town wants to assist you.