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.