South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Plum Island Expansion

We challenged a permit that would authorize the construction of 2,150 feet of force main pipe that would carry sewage over critical area salt marsh. The project is part of Charleston Water System's plans to fill in 8 to 10 acres of salt marsh to expand the sewage treatment facility on Plum Island in Charleston County.

The Adminstrative Law Court upheld the permit authorizing construction of the pipeline. We filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals, but in the meantime Charleston Water System's offered to purchase the properties that we alleged would be affected by the project, resolving this appeal.