Trenchless Storm Sewer Rehabilitation on Hilton Head Island
Storm Water Solutions - January/February 2013
by Cary Gaffney
Hilton Head Island is a resort town off the coast of South Carolina. At 55.5 sq miles, it is a big island—second only to Long Island, N.Y., as the largest island on the East Coast. It also is big economically. Tourism brings in about $1.5 billion annually, and much of the island is covered in gated communities and golf courses. Infrastructure is a little haphazard because of rapid growth. The town was not incorporated until 1983, but has been developed since the late 1950s, mostly in the form of private resorts that did not apply common standards or coordinate large projects. As a result, the town faces some chronic infrastructure maintenance issues.