Media & Communications
Urban stormwater runoff pollution is a problem that has no boundaries, and neither does the solution! The Town of Bluffton works with other jurisdictions, audiences, and partners to reduce stormwater pollution. The Town of Bluffton and partners have used television, radio, billboards, the internet, and free volunteer gifts to extend stormwater education messages to a broader audience.
For more information on how you can stay informed, visit the Watershed Management Division’s Get Involved page.
Television Public Service Announcements
A public service announcement (PSA) is a message in the public interest disseminated without charge, with the objective of raising awareness about a topic. In 2014 and 2016, televised Stormwater PSAs were produced through a partnership between the Town of Bluffton, Beaufort County, and the Beaufort County Channel for Lowcountry Stormwater Partners - We are Neighbors for Clean Water.
The following PSA television ads were created to raise awareness on how citizens can help protect local water quality:
- Stormwater Pollution: Your Watershed Begins Here
- Stormwater Pollution: Pet Waste
- Stormwater Pollution: Lawn Care/Fertilizer Use
- Stormwater Pollution: Litter
The Town of Bluffton Police Department developed a PSA titled “Keep Bluffton Beautiful” in 2017 to educate residents on the harm litter can cause to Bluffton’s local ecosystem.
In 2018, Carolina Clear developed a PSA educating South Carolina residents about the importance of picking up pet waste and its importance on public health.
In 2019, the Town of Bluffton and Water Words That Work, LLC developed a postcard (PDF) aimed at educating pet owners on the importance of picking up pet waste. These postcards were mailed to pet owners located in areas of the May River Watershed.
In 2022, the Town of Bluffton developed a postcard (PDF) aimed at educating residents about the six (6) the most common stormwater pollutants. This includes litter, household hazardous waste, pet waste, yard waste, auto waste, and fertilizers and pesticides. The Town mailed over two hundred of these postcards to residents of the Bluffton Historic District and within the May River Watershed.
In 2023, the Town of Bluffton developed a postcard (PDF) aimed at educating Mobile Pet Groomers on keeping pollutants out of the stormwater system.
In 2023, the Town of Bluffton developed a postcard (PDF) aimed at providing information on how to prepare stormwater infrastructure for hurricanes.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Brochure
In 2015, after being designated an MS4, the Town of Bluffton staff developed an educational brochure to educate residents on program requirements. This brochure was produced in both English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).