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$10.5 Million State Funding to Enhance Water Infrastructure in Ten South Carolina Towns

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State Funding Bolsters Water Infrastructure Upgrades in Ten SC Towns

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ten South Carolinian communities are set to benefit from over $10.5 million in total funding being injected into local public improvement projects. The State Department of Commerce announced the awards, which are geared towards commonly neglected areas of infrastructure and revitalization.

These crucial funds come from the South Carolina Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, a scheme that aims to boost economic opportunities and meet restructuring needs within communities.

Harry M. Lightsey III, Secretary of Commerce, underlined the importance of the CDBG program, stating, “the CDBG program creates infrastructure and revitalization opportunities in communities that may otherwise have limited access to funding.” He further stressed the scheme’s importance in the ongoing growth of South Carolina as a popular destination for businesses and citizens.

Beneficiary Communities

Of the ten communities slated to receive the grants, the following three areas lie within Midlands:

  • The City of Bishopville, which was awarded $1 million for wastewater treatment plant improvements
  • The Town of Winnsboro, recipient of $669,035 for enhancements to Winnsboro Mills Water
  • The City of Newberry, granted $1.5 million for upgrades to its Bush River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Outside of Midlands, the funds were allocated as follows:

  • City of Bennettsville – $877,800 for Lyall Street Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
  • Chesterfield County – $1,000,000 for the Hillian Edwards Road Water Extension
  • Dorchester County – $1,000,000 for Stratton Capers Water Upgrade – Phase I
  • Town of Kershaw – $997,519 for Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
  • Laurens County – $1,618,000 for Clinton-Joanna WWTP Upgrade – Phase II
  • Town of Pendleton – $1,000,000 for Village Hills Water and Sewer Upgrade
  • Town of Ridgeland – $929,285 for Water and Sewer Upgrades

According to officials, recipient governments are mandated to provide a measure of co-funding. They are required to match at least 10% in funding to ensure the completion of these projects.

State Funding: A Step Towards Improvement

This state funding awards represent a significant step towards improving water infrastructure in various South Carolinian towns. As a state, South Carolina is striving to keep up with the growing demands of its increasingly vibrant communities. With the injection of funds for water infrastructure, the estimated quality of life for residents across the state is expected to see a considerable boost.

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