City of Myrtle Beach begins talks of next ocean outfall project - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

City of Myrtle Beach begins talks of next ocean outfall project

The Fourth Avenue North outfall project in Myrtle Beach wrapped up in July, and now the city is looking at the next project. (Source: Amy Lipman) The Fourth Avenue North outfall project in Myrtle Beach wrapped up in July, and now the city is looking at the next project. (Source: Amy Lipman)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - There’s no rest when it comes to improving the look of Myrtle Beach, and keeping the water clean, and the city has prioritized ocean outfall projects to make this happen.

The Fourth Avenue North outfall project in Myrtle Beach wrapped up in July, and now the city is looking at the next project.

There’s a good chance that outfall will be at 24th Avenue North. Ocean outfall projects cost millions, and take years to complete.

The city’s public works department commissioned a consultant to create a master plan for potential ocean outfalls back in 2009. It has followed that plan so far, completing outfall projects at 25th Avenue South, 14th Avenue North, 53 Avenue North and 4th Avenue North, in that order.

Each ocean outfall project is a significant time and money drainer, for example, the most recently finished project at 4th Ave North cost $10.3 million.

It takes years from conception of the idea to completion. Public works employees said, if chosen, an outfall at 24th Avenue North would remove 11 pipes from the beach near it.

A large 108-inch pipe would run underground far out into the ocean. The second part of the project would be connecting city drainage pipes to that large underground pipe.

City council members will ultimately take the decision to a vote, on where and when to budget for the next ocean outfall.

Copyright 2016 WMBF news. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Florence County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting in Olanta

    Florence County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting in Olanta

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:55:50 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Jones Road in Olanta Saturday night, according to Major Michael Nunn with FCSO. The investigation is ongoing, but Nunn says it may be accidental.  

    More >>

    The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Jones Road in Olanta Saturday night, according to Major Michael Nunn with FCSO. The investigation is ongoing, but Nunn says it may be accidental.  

    More >>
  • Surfside Beach council votes to keep town administrator after special meeting

    Surfside Beach council votes to keep town administrator after special meeting

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:28:33 GMT
    Source: Erin EdwardsSource: Erin Edwards

     The Surfside Beach town administrator will keep their job, after a special town council meeting, held this morning. Four of the seven council members organized the meeting on Friday to discuss if Town Administrator Micki Fellner should be dismissed from her job for what some say is violating duties. 

    More >>

     The Surfside Beach town administrator will keep their job, after a special town council meeting, held this morning. Four of the seven council members organized the meeting on Friday to discuss if Town Administrator Micki Fellner should be dismissed from her job for what some say is violating duties. 

    More >>
  • Dillon County Sheriff's Office on scene of fatal shooting

    Dillon County Sheriff's Office on scene of fatal shooting

    Saturday, August 19 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-08-19 23:01:12 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    The Dillon County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a fatal shooting on Germantown Place, according to Captain Cliff Arnette. Details are limited at this point in the investigation, but Arnette confirms one fatality. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon, and the investigation is ongoing. 

    More >>

    The Dillon County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a fatal shooting on Germantown Place, according to Captain Cliff Arnette. Details are limited at this point in the investigation, but Arnette confirms one fatality. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon, and the investigation is ongoing. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly