Stormwater Management

Stormwater management is the process of controlling rainwater runoff to prevent flooding and minimize the impact of storms on our environment. In the South Carolina Lowcountry, this is especially important due to our coastal location and proximity to rivers. Stormwater management can include activities like installing rain gardens or rain barrels, planting vegetation, and creating berms or ponds. The South Carolina Lowcountry is a unique place, and we have to be intentional about how we manage stormwater. At SEHLC, we can assist you in every phase of the process, from initial assessment to long-term maintenance. We're here to help you create a stormwater management plan that will protect your property and our environment. Contact us today to learn more.


During the New Construction phase, we can assist with site layout to ensure that your project is in compliance with local ordinances. We will work with you and your team to create a plan that meets your needs and budget.


If you have an existing location that is not in compliance with local ordinances or simply collects water during storm season, we can assist with the redesign. We will work with you and your team to create a plan that meets your needs and budget.

Perfectly manicured neighborhood pond with a juvenile redbud tree in the foreground, a pond with a fountain spraying into the air, in the mid-ground and row of palm trees lining the sea of pine trees in the background.


We offer Landscape Architecture services to assist with the design and implementation of your stormwater management plan. We will work with you to create a function design plan that meets your needs and budget, and also gets better over time.


Catchbasins and culverts are the most common type of stormwater runoff management, and they work by collecting and conveying stormwater away from developed areas. Catchbasins are typically located at the low point in a drainage area, while culverts are placed beneath roads and other obstacles.


Erosion control is a set of practices used to prevent or reduce wind and water erosion in agriculture, forestry, and construction. Erosion control plans typically include vegetation (grasses, shrubs, trees), geotextiles, mulches, and/or soil amendments.


Stormwater management is an important consideration for anyone living in the South Carolina Lowcountry. SEHLC has the experience and expertise to assist you with every phase of the process, from new construction site layout to existing location redesign to landscape architecture. We also offer runoff management services, including catchbasins and culverts, as well as erosion control plans. Let us help you protect your property and environment from the damaging effects of storms.