Air Quality & Water Quality

Air Quality

Air pollution is becoming a more significant issue in South Carolina as we are faced with the challenges of complying with national air quality standards. It is imperative that we meet these standards while still promoting the economic well-being of our state and enhancing the quality of life of our citizens. The Waccamaw Air Quality Coalition was formed to serve as a forum to discuss air quality concerns and ideas for the tri-county region (Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg counties).

The coalition serves as as resource to exchange information about regional air quality concerns  and to obtain input from stakeholders as we work to address these issues in a coordinated and proactive effective manner. The Coalition meets quarterly and is open to any member of the public, local industry, municipality or other agency that has an interest in air quality issues. Those who wish to be notified of upcoming meeting times and dates or those who have suggestions on future agenda items or topics should contact Daniel Newquist (843.436.6131 or Email).


July 16, 2015 Air Quality Agenda

Myrtle Beach Bike/Ped Committee

Myrtle Beach Complete Streets Policy

Horry County Bike Survey Presentation

Horry County Bike Survey Summary Notes

Bike the Neck Trail Map

Waccamaw Neck Bikeway Info Sheet

GSATS Transportation Alternatives Program

National Bike Challenge Website

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Website

January15, 2015 Agenda

           Horry County Proposed Ozone Site

 Ozone Standard Overview

August 27, 2014 Agenda

SC State Implementation Plan Overview
Horry County Ozone Monitor Update
SCDHEC Bureau of Air Quality Update
 Additional Link: EPA Ozone Monitoring Trends –


March 27, 2014 Agenda

GSATS Program Updates
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October 23, 2013 Agenda

Regional Air Quality Information Resources

Waccamaw Region Air Quality Monitoring Info
Waccamaw Region Air Quality Monitor Map


Section 208 Water Quality Management:

The principal objective of the Section 208 program is to maintain and improve water quality as it relates to the classification of surface waters in the Waccamaw Region. The program is funded by local 208 partner management agencies, supplemented by 205J grant funds from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Through an on-going agreement with DHEC, the Section 208 Program Coordinator reviews all wastewater permit applications in the Waccamaw Region to ensure that they are consistent with goals of the “Waccamaw Region Section 208 Water Quality Management Plan.”

In FY2010-2011, the WRCOG was afforded the opportunity to update the “Waccamaw Region Section 208 Water Quality Managment Plan” via an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant issued to SC DHEC. This has allowed the WRCOG Section 208 program to reevaluate existing water quality issues and assess new strategies to address future concerns that may affect our region.

The Section 208 Program Coordinator works with sewer providers to identify cost effective, environmentally sound alternatives to upgrade/expand wastewater treatment facilities in the Waccamaw/AIWW System and other parts of the region. The Program Coordinator also works with local governments on non point source pollution issues.

2011 Waccamaw Region Section 208 Water Quality Management Plan Documents

2014 Murrells Inlet Watershed Plan

The Murrells Inlet Watershed Plan was made possible by a 319 grant funded by SC DHEC. The plan was developed by the Waccamaw Regional COG in partnership with Murrells Inlet 2020, Horry County Stormwater, Georgetown County Stormwater, Coastal Carolina University’s Waccamaw Watershed Academy and the Earthworks Group, Inc.

  South Carolina Green Infrastructure Modeling Project

August 28th Green Infrastructure Workshop

For more information about this statewide effort please visit the Green Infrastructure Center website at:


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Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments is an agency that offers regional programming and governmental services in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties of northeastern South Carolina. Created by the state legislature in the late 1960’s, its mission is to support local governments in the region and develop effective partnerships that foster efficient transportation systems, economic and workforce development and allow the region’s seniors to age in place.


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