Polluted Water Prompts No Swim Order


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Just the other day, I blogged about how the Mount Pleasant town council is grumpy about raising our stormwater fees in order to monitor pollutants. The increase is in response to a federally mandated program geared at protecting our environment and educating the public on how runoff from rainwater can contaminate our waterways. The town council think it’s unnecessary and hard to implement.

Well, it looks like the swim advisory will remain in effect for Sullivan’s Island beaches. This step was taken after high levels of enterococcus were found, which causes bad things to happen to your digestive system. And guess what they think caused this?

That’s right, contaminated water from storm runoff!



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