Public Participation - Education, Outreach and Involvement
The City of Florence is a major partner in the Florence/Darlington  Stormwater Consortium, which is facilitated by Clemson University's Carolina Clear program.  Along with the other members of the consortium, our goal is to provide public outreach and education on stormwater and runoff related issues to residents of the Pee Dee region.  It is our hope that this outreach and education will foster more public participation and involvement, which in turn should positively affect water quality and the environment for generations to come.

Construction Stormwater
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) have delegated the authority/responsibility to the City of Florence to regulate construction stormwater discharges.
The Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention program is a DHEC mandated backflow program designed to protect the public's drinking water from contamination by identifying and eliminating cross connections.  As a result, the City of Florence, and every other public water system in the state must initiate and maintain a viable cross connection control program.

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) is the #1 cause of sewer blockages and overflows in the City of Florence. Help the City prevent this problem by educating yourself and others to the risks of improper FOG disposal.

​The City of Florence Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) program has been implemented to identify, monitor, trace and inspect illicit discharges to stormwater drains, ditches, creeks, etc.

Banner Program
The City of Florence operates four locations where the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) allows banners to be erected for the advertising of community related events.  The four spots are Palmetto Street at the Jeffries Creek Bridge, Irby Street at the Jeffries Creek Bridge, Second Loop Road at Edisto Drive, and West Evans Street at Franklin Drive.  These spots are available to the public on a first come, first serve basis for events that meet SCDOT and City specifications.  Email, or call (843)665-3236 for banner location availability.   Click here to view the application, which outlines all the SCDOT and City guidelines, including banner specifications.