Apr 19 2023

Graham Seeks More Than $60 Million In Funding For Water Improvement Projects In South Carolina

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today released his funding requests for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bill the Senate will consider later this year.  Graham posted the funding requests on his official website. (LINK: https://bit.ly/3L132Sm

Graham requested a combined $61.8 million in federal funding for drinking water and wastewater improvement projects in South Carolina.

Funding Projects Requested by Graham in the FY24 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill:

Town of Cheraw:                                                        $4.4 million for a water treatment plant.

City of Rock Hill:                                                       $1.2 million for wastewater discharge.

City of Aiken:                                                             $3 million for wastewater infrastructure.

City of Cayce:                                                             $540,000 for a pump station.

City of Columbia:                                                       $575,000 for water main replacement.

City of Florence:                                                         $5 million for a water treatment plant.

Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan Water District:    $10 million for water storage.

Greenville Water:                                                       $1.5 million for forest management.

Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission:       $7.08 million for water distribution improvements.

Pickens Regional Joint Water System:                       $10 million for water treatment improvements.

Chester County Wastewater Recovery:                      $10 million for wastewater improvement.

MetroConnects:                                                          $10 million for a wastewater collection system.

“I believe it is important that elected officials have a say in how taxpayer money is spent on infrastructure and not rely on bureaucrats in Washington to protect South Carolina’s interests,” said Graham“The funding requests are public record.  Every person will be able to judge for themselves if these are worthwhile requests.  I believe these projects are valuable, deserve funding, and will pay dividends for our state for years to come.”