Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the town of Summerton will receive a $2,474,400 grant and $800,000 loan to upgrade and expand the wastewater treatment plant.
"One of the problems rural areas of our state have in attracting and retaining new business is sometimes they lack the necessary infrastructure," said Graham. "We need to continue working to do more to ensure the rural areas of our state have the ability to economically grow in the coming years."
The plant modifications will include an upgrade of the pump station and the addition of two new lagoons.
The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.