Why the Town Needs a Green Infrastructure Plan

The Town of Summerville is located in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina with jurisdictional boundaries lying in portions of three counties: Dorchester, Charleston, and Berkeley. Due to its 20-mile proximity to the City of Charleston and the establishment of major corporate enterprises such as Boeing and Volvo in neighboring jurisdictions, Summerville has seen a substantial influx in the amount of residential and commercial development occurring in the community during the past several years.

The American Community survey estimates Summerville’s current population at 46,074 residents, a 7.1% increase from the 2010 population of 43,002 residents recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. These factors have heightened the Town’s awareness for the need to increase its protective measures for ensuring the sustainment of its natural resources.