The Public Services Department is responsible for the following divisions in Georgetown County:
- Facilities: Building and grounds maintenance for county facilities
- Engineering & Capital Projects: Management of improvements to existing and new county projects
- Stormwater: Drainage systems and infrastructure as well as mosquito control
- GIS & Asset Management: Mapping and tracking of all county resources
- Environmental Services: Solid waste management, recycling and collections
- Public Works & Construction Services: Existing and new street and road construction/maintenance
- Fleet Services: Maintenance and operation of the county fleet
To effectively and transparently serve the public by creating connectivity and resilient infrastructure, preserving our environmental resources, and planning for current community needs and future generations.
To ensure Georgetown County is a premier place to live, work and play, through sustainable development and equitable opportunity for both public and private sectors.
- Accountable: Delivering results.
- Agile: To think and understand quickly; to react and plan for today's and future challenges.
- Collaborative: Creating and sustaining broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocating ethical practices, public stewardship and continuous improvement.
- Integrated: Ensuring unity of effort within the department, across county government, and with all elements of the community.
- Professional: Providing education, training and experience, while advocating ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.
- Progressive: Taking preventative and preparatory measures.
American Public Works Association Accredited Agency
The Georgetown County Public Services Department has been accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA) since 2011. Georgetown County was only the second county in South Carolina and the 74th agency in North America to earn the APWA Accreditation.
Georgetown County Public Services began the quest for accreditation in 2008 with a dedicated team that worked diligently to demonstrate compliance practices that met national standards. Georgetown County was recently accredited through October 2023, after an extensive on-site review of its policies and procedures.
The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public services industry. On a daily basis, accredited agencies meet or exceed standards of performance in water distribution, wastewater treatment, street/sewer repair and maintenance, engineering, airport management, stormwater drainage, traffic safety, administrative services and vehicle maintenance.
To maintain accreditation, the Public Services Department must demonstrate continuing compliance with accreditation criteria through semi-annual updates to the APWA.