“It’s a broken system.” Septic tanks are polluting our waterways.

Save the Creek, 24″x72″ oil on canvas, Mary Edna Fraser 2020

Charleston Waterkeeper has been taking water quality measurements from our dock on James Island Creek for quite a while, and the bacterial contamination in the water almost always makes it unsafe for recreational swimming.

The attached article from the Post & Courier highlights the ongoing issues of overdevelopment and lax sewage regulations.


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