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

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 

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 

 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
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

Berkeley County Residents asked to Place Curbside Storm Debris out As Soon As Possible  

Curbside storm debris pickup is underway in Berkeley County and all residents are asked to place their debris out to the curbside as soon as possible. Our contractors will be picking up the debris over the next few weeks. Residents should not expect ... read more

Storm Debris Disposal for Berkeley County Residents  

 Berkeley County Residents may dispose of storm debris via the following methods:  Curbside – All yard debris must be stacked separately in (no more than) 4ft lengths. Please make sure not to mix this with other waste such as construction and... read more

Pimlico Group Takes Home Big Win during County’s Adopt-A-Highway Banquet 

Local volunteer groups were recognized for their efforts in keeping Berkeley County clean during the county’s annual Adopt-A-Highway Banquet at Cypress Gardens. One local group however, took home the title of “Group of the Year”. This award went to... read more

Earning their Badges 

Guided Tour of LBWWTP with Members of Troop 602
Jimmy, our Deputy Director of Pump & Plant Operations recently gave the members of Girl Scout Troop 602  a tour of our Lower Berkeley Wastewater Treatment Plant. Schedule your tour today!   We had fun with the members of Troop 602, their... read more

Wearing the Crown 

Code Enforcement Officer Stacy Harris, met Miss South Carolina Brooke Mosteller, during the Palmetto Pride annual luncheon earlier this month. Our code officers were recognized for their achievements during the past year, but Officer Harris saw... 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 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.