Ditches are inspected for debris blockages and structural problems. Ditches are only cut to ensure the proper flow of water and not for aesthetics.
Town & City Ditches
The City of North Charleston and the Towns of Summerville, Ridgeville, Harleyville, and St George are responsible for cleaning all ditches and public drainage systems within their municipal limits. Each municipality may call on Dorchester County for guidance or assistance as needed.
Private ditch systems exist. The property owners and/or the Home Owners Association (HOA) are responsible for the maintenance of these systems.