Jasper County was the recipient of a $5,000 award from the Consortium’s Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative to support the county’s stormwater management program.
The grant, which required an equal amount in match funding, enabled the county to develop a manual of best management practices and adopt a stormwater ordinance to reduce impacts of future development. The manual and ordinance will ensure that stormwater quality and quantity are maintained at pre-development levels.
Jasper County is predominantly rural, but has experienced a 20% population increase from 2000 to 2010. Municipal staff recognized the need for sustainable growth and the importance of implementing a stormwater management program to address issues associated with development.