The City of Anderson faces two types of problems caused by rain events and snow melt.
Surface water drainage problem areas are defined as areas where water from rainstorms frequently impedes mobility and limits access to homes and businesses throughout the community.
Surface water quality problems in the Anderson area are caused by a combination of point and non-point sources of pollution. This combination of pollutant sources can contribute to a decrease in water quality in Anderson's waterways during rain events and snow melt.
In many cases, these two problems are interrelated and long-term solutions require strategic planning to avoid future complications, but for the purposes of this discussion the two classes of problems will be looked at separately.