The South Carolina Storm Water Survey is a telephone survey being conducted in collaboration with the Clemson Cooperative Extension and Carolina Clear at Clemson University. The telephone survey is being conducted in the George Mason University Center for Social Science Research Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) Lab. The survey aims to collect the opinions of 2,000 residents in the Pickens, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Midlands, and Pee Dee areas of South Carolina, regarding their local waterways. The study results will be used to see what kinds of information citizens need and are interested in obtaining.
In addition, the results of this research project will be compared regularly to review changes in South Carolinians understanding of water-related issues in the state. The Carolina Clear program strives to work with communities in educating and involving citizens in water protection, and this research will inform future programs and efforts surrounding South Carolina water quality and water resource education. This study is currently in progress and is expected to be complete of February of 2014.