If You Own an Aquarium, Please Take Note 

Posted by Johanna 06/11/2015
We use Chloramines (which is a combination of chlorine and ammonia) to purify your tap water. However, like pure Chlorine, Chloramines must also be removed from your tap water if it is going to be used in an aquarium. There are several known... read more

Drinking Water Week Poster Contest 

2015 Winners
Posted by Johanna 05/13/2015
BCWS holds an annual poster contest in celebration of Drinking Water Week, which is sponsored by the American Water Works Association. Berkeley County Students (public, private and home schools) in kindergarten through 8th grade were asked to design ... read more

Berkeley County Earth Day Celebration  

Posted by Johanna 03/23/2015
BCWS will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner. In addition to BCWS, various vendors will be setup at the entrance to Cypress Gardens and they will have... read more

10 Tips for Saving Water... 

In Your Home
Posted by Johanna 03/18/2015
Check out this short video for 10 tips to help you save water in your home! read more

2014 Adopt-A-Highway Group of the Year 

Posted by Johanna 02/02/2015
Our AAH groups were honored this past Saturday during the annual Adopt-A-Highway Banquet at Cypress Gardens. This year, A Smard Idea & In Skipper’s Honor claimed the title of “AAH Group of the Year”. Their group of 13, removed 7,200 lbs. of... read more

The Community Pipeline 

Posted by Johanna 12/14/2014

The latest issue of our customer newsletter, The Community Pipeline is ready! Please click here to check it out.

GLOW Charleston 

Posted by Johanna 11/13/2014
We were excited to have the students and parents of GLOW Charleston tour our Lower Berkeley Waste Water Treatment Plant. Check out their amazing blog to see what they learned about the waste water treatment process here. If you're interested... read more

Kids' Day Event at Cross High School 

Posted by Johanna 08/29/2014
Check out our Recycling Coordinator Sarah, at the 17th Annual Kids' Day Event at Cross High School. Around one hundred parents, elementary, middle, and high school children participated in the event and learned about the importance of recycling! ... read more

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
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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.