Ocean Outfall ProjectsGeolocation: 33.816, -78.68

The Ocean Outfall Projects for the Cities of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is an ongoing project to reduce beach contamination by better managing stormwater. In Myrtle Beach, pipes currently drain stormwater runoff onto the beach at several locations. The ocean outfall projects will collect water from existing beach pipes and divert it under the beach and more than 1,000 feet into the ocean. This will help to prevent high bacteria levels near the shore. WPC, A Terracon Company, was retained to perform geotechnical explorations at the proposed sites of three separate ocean outfall projects. WPC's services included near-shore and offshore subsurface investigations using conventional soil borings and Piezocone Penetration Test (CPTu) soundings, analysis and evaluation of test data, and geotechnical engineering recommendations regarding construction of the outfalls.

Cities of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, SC


Associated Office

Myrtle BeachGeolocation: 33.6725, -78.9408
The Myrtle Beach office opened in 2002 with four people. We provide geotechnical evaluation, environmental consulting, and construction materials engineering and testing services, consisting of Phase I and II ESAs, remediations, and mining hydrogeology. The Myrtle Beach Terracon office has worked on a wide variety of projects including environmental site assessment for construction jobs, geotechnical exploration for a thrill ride and subsurface investigation for a stormwater management project.