Representative Alan Clemmons sponsors $1,000,000 proviso for Myrtle Beach ocean outfall project
Alan Clemmons, Horry County Representative and Chairman of the House and Ways Committee, sponsored the proviso. Clemmons has supported the City of Myrtle Beach’s effort to improve ocean water quality.
To date, the city has completed a total of four deepwater outfalls that led to the removal of drainage pipes from the beach. Each outfall project includes the installation of underground pipes that carry stormwater runoff more than 1,000 feet offshore, beyond the breakers.
The City of Myrtle Beach has invested more than $74.2 million in stormwater management projects in the past 23 years. From 1995 to 2018, the city completed nearly 100 drainage, flooding and water quality projects. The work included four deepwater ocean outfalls at a cost of $37.5 million and dozens of regional and neighborhood stormwater management projects.