Clemson Extension focuses on water conservation

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City of Clemson and Clemson Extension focuses on water conservation

The City of Clemson's storm water, public works, utilities and horticulture team are wrapping up a project with the objective to protect the 18 Mile Creek from excessive fecal colioforms. This project was a joint venture with The City of Clemson and Clemson Extension.  A *bioswale has been constructed to help naturally filter bacteria out of the the creeks in the area.  The 18 Mile Creek feeds into Lake Hartwell which means not only will it improve the water quality for the creek but will also contribute to a healthy lake for all to enjoy.  We are so thankful to the team for keeping the conservation of our water systems a top priority. Check out the below video for more information on the bioswale.

 

*bioswale-are landscape elements designed to concentrate or remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. They consist of a swaled drainage course with gently sloped sides (less than 6%) and filled with vegetation, compost and/or riprap

 

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