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Drinking Water Week Poster Contest Winners 

Posted by Johanna 06/05/2014
We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Drinking Water Week Poster Contest. Congratulations to all the winners and their educators! K-2nd 1st Place: Makayla Hampton, 2nd Grade, J.K. Gourdin Elementary 2nd Place: Ruby... read more
 

BCWS Code Enforcement Department Receives Grant for Safety Upgrades  

Funding Saves the County Thousands
Posted by Johanna 06/05/2014
Thanks to the Plum Creek Foundation, Berkeley County Code Enforcement Officers will receive vital safety upgrades for their trucks. The $10,000 grant will provide funding for new lights, sirens, control panels and consoles. The department... read more
 

2014 Drinking Water Poster Contest 

Posted by Johanna 05/27/2014
Here’s a sneak peak at the judging process for our poster contest entries. There are so many talented kids in Berkeley County and we love your enthusiasm for water and the vital role it plays in all of our lives! The winners will be... read more
 

BCWS Lifts Boil Water Advisory for Customers in the Cypress Gardens/Bushy Park Area 

Posted by Johanna 04/30/2014
Berkeley County Water & Sanitation customers in the Cypress Gardens/Bushy Park area are no longer under a boil water advisory. All flushing and testing in this area have been completed and residents no longer need to boil their... read more
 

BCWS Issues Boil Water Advisory for Customers in Cypress Gardens/Bushy Park Area 

Posted by Johanna 04/29/2014
Water has been restored to the residents and businesses that lost water services following yesterday’s collapsed overpass and subsequent damage to our water main in the Cypress Gardens/Bushy Park area. As a safety precaution, Berkeley County... read more
 

Collapsed Overpass Causes Damage to BCWS Water Main 

Posted by Johanna 04/29/2014
Late yesterday evening, a collapsed overpass on Cypress Garden Road damaged a 12 inch Berkeley County Water and Sanitation water main that services that area. Due to the damage, there are 21 residential customers without water service at this time;... read more
 

Berkeley County’s Annual Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign is Underway 

04/18/2014
April 24 – 27 Berkeley County Code Enforcement Officers will be out in full force cracking down on litterers in our county and increasing public education about South Carolina litters laws . This initiative is part of the annual Zero Tolerance for... read more
 

BCWS Lifts Boil Water Advisory for Customers in Parts of Sangaree 

04/01/2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 – Berkeley County Water & Sanitation customers in the Highland Avenue and Tabby Creek area of Sangaree are no longer under a boil water advisory. All flushing and testing in this area has been completed and residents no... read more
 

BCWS Issues Boil Water Advisory for Customers in Parts of Sangaree 

03/31/2014
 4/1 Update: Testing results should be in around 7:30 p.m. this evening. As a safety precaution, Berkeley County Water & Sanitation is issuing a boil water advisory for its customers in the Highland Avenue and Tabby Creek area of... read more
 

Storm Debris Removal in Berkeley County Ending Soon 

Important Information County Residents Need to Know
03/17/2014
The final pass for storm debris pickup on county maintained roads In Berkeley County will begin on Monday, March 24. Residents are asked to please bring all storm debris to the curb by this time. All yard debris must be stacked separately in (no... read more
 
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Get Ready! The 2012 Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign Kicks-off this Weekend

Monday, April 09, 2012– Moncks Corner, SC: This weekend, (April 13-15) Berkeley County Code Enforcement Officers will be targeting a select group of citizens, litterers. This effort is a part of the county's annual 'Zero Tolerance for Litter' campaign.

During the event, officers will be targeting littering, illegal dumping and uncovered loads.Violators will face fines ranging from $100 to over $1,000 which can be combined with community service or jail time. Berkeley County's Code Enforcement Officers have a 99 percent conviction rate on tickets for litter violations.

Residents are encouraged to remember the following:

 • All waste should be properly secured and/or covered during transport

 • Cigarette butts are litter

• It is illegal to dispose of waste anywhere except a proper waste receptacle.

Residents should also be aware that this event extends far beyond this weekend. Thanks to a proclamation by Governor Haley that took effect last year, the 'Zero Tolerance for Litter' campaign is now a month-long event. "Being able to hold this event all month long helps us increase awareness throughout the county, and gives us more time to educate residents about how they can help keep Berkeley County beautiful," says Stacy Harris, Code Enforcement Officer for Berkeley County Water & Sanitation.

Zero Tolerance for Litter is a statewide campaign that is held in conjunction with PalmettoPride and the South Carolina Litter Control Association. It is a joint initiative uniting all law enforcement agencies in order to heighten the awareness of South Carolina litter laws.

For more information, please contact the BCWS Code Enforcement department at (843) 719-2676.


Area Group Recognized During the County's Annual Adopt-A-Highway Banquet

 

Friday, March 16, 2012 – Moncks Corner, SC: Roadways in Berkeley County are cleaner thanks to Bethel Baptist Church and the D.F. Murphy Family. Their group was named the "Group of the Year" February 25, 2012 at the county's annual Adopt-A-Highway Banquet at Cypress Gardens. In 2011, they participated in multiple cleanups and collected over 1100 pounds of trash along area roadways. 

Two other groups were also recognized during this event, Albany International and In Skipper's Honor. They won "Outstanding Business Group of the Year" and "Outstanding Rookie Group of the Year", respectively.

Berkeley County Water and Sanitation hosts this event every year to recognize the residents in our community who work throughout the year to keep our county clean. During the event, Dan Davis, Berkeley County Supervisor, addressed the volunteers and thanked them for their spirit of volunteerism.

For more information about the Adopt-A-Highway program please visit www.bcwsa.com or contact Kimberly Chermonas, Recycling & AAH Coordinator for BCWS at (843) 719-2383.

Photo Caption: BCWS' Executive Director, Colin Martin, Recycling & AAH Coordinator, Kimberly Chernomas and Tom Lewis, Resident Maintenance Engineer for the SCDOT presented Bethel Baptist Church and the D.F. Murphy Family with this year's award.