Bill Davis, director of Richland County Utilities, was recently selected to represent South Carolina within a worldwide organization of water industry professionals. Davis will serve as a junior delegate on the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) House of Delegates (HOD). Following his one-year term, Davis will step into the role ofContinue Reading

Richland County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) reached a milestone this week, approving more than $5 million in assistance requests. The County still has funding available through ERAP, which can aid renters who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need help paying rent and utility bills. Funds do not haveContinue Reading

Richland County Stormwater Management, in partnership with Columbia Water, is asking residents for help marking local storm drains – and beautifying their neighborhoods in the process. The project is part of the County’s “Drains Aren’t Dumps” campaign. The annual effort aims to highlight the harmful effects pet waste, lawn clippingsContinue Reading

Because of staff shortages for contracted trash haulers, Richland County residents might see delays in curbside pickup of garbage and yard waste. The County contracts with several businesses to provide trash collection, and those businesses service different areas. Because of the continued ripple effect of the COVID-19 health crisis, delaysContinue Reading

Vector Control staff are gearing up for Richland County’s annual mosquito-spraying campaign. As part of efforts to control the adult mosquito population, crews will conduct surveillance for the insects, treat larval breeding sites and spray in densely populated areas of the County. Trucks will spray for adult mosquitoes between midnightContinue Reading

A virtual public hearing May 19 will allow residents to give input on an end-of-year report that details Richland County’s use of federal funding to aid low-to-moderate-income residents. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the county’s progress toward the goals and objectives of its Consolidated Plan. TheContinue Reading

Richland County is giving residents a chance to watch, learn and win prizes during a virtual event centered on gardening and conservation. The Winter Garden Watch Party will feature conservation experts and videos from the County’s Watch and Learn series to advise residents on what they can do now, duringContinue Reading

Richland County’s Finance Department again has earned the highest honor in governmental accounting and financial reporting. For the 37th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Richland County Finance Department with the organization’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. An impartial panel recognized the CountyContinue Reading