The State of Columbia’s Water February 17, 2015 City Council Work Session On February 17th, City Council received initial feedback from the City of Columbia’s Director of Utilities and Engineering and independent consultants concerning the budgetary needs of our water and sewer systems. The charts presented during City Councils’s recent work session, show that Columbia’s water rates […]
February 18th COUNCIL VOTES TO KEEP WATER & SEWER UNDER PUBLIC CONTROL! Write and thank the Mayor and Council Members! The REFI responses are due on February 23rd. We will continue to monitor and to keep you informed on progress. You are invited: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Columbia Water System! March 10th […]
WELCOME BACK: Brent Lundy, southern soul singer & songwriter, rooted in vintage rock. Gills Creek, Rocky Branch and Smith Branch watershed associations invite you to celebrate our vision for the streams and rivers that we have pledged to preserve! Enjoy food from local restaurants, […]
Be a member of the St. Pat’s Day Festival Recycle Team and keep recycle material out of the landfill and out of the Rocky Branch and Congaree River! You will receive free entrance into the festival and a t-shirt and the Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance will receive a donation from the Five Points Association! St. […]
A walkable community is the most common term to describe the alternative to drive-only suburbia. Walkability is easy to explain but uninspiring. Walking is so basic to human life that we often take it for granted. Perhaps a better term is livability. Former US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood defined livability as “a community where you […]
Conservation Groups Reach Settlement Agreement with South Carolina Utilities on Net Metering Press Release For Immediate Release: December 11, 2014 Charleston, S.C.—Conservation groups reached a settlement today with South Carolina utilities to ensure that customers who choose to invest in solar will receive full retail credit for any power that flows back onto the grid. The […]
Midlands’ residents packed Historic 701 Whaley on December 1 to kick off the holidays by supporting local artisans, local food, and the the programs offered by Sustainable Midlands. The success would not have been possible if not for our generous sponsors and volunteers. Click HERE to see photos from the event.