Aug 16 2007

Graham Announces $1.6 M to Flood Proof Seabrook Island’s Wastewater Plant

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Emergency Management Division will receive a $1,605,606 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant to help Seabrook Island protect their wastewater treatment plant from storm surge.

The project modifications include converting 12 non-submersible wastewater pumps to submersible pumps, the flood proofing of 24 existing electrical panels, and the flood proofing of other components in the wastewater treatment plant. These upgrades will provide protection from the 500-year coastal storm surge. By providing this level of protection, it will prevent wastewater overflow and back-up into the residences, businesses, marshes and wetlands located within the community.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.