Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Silver Spring Rural Water District in Orangeburg will receive a $93,000 grant for cost overruns on a water system improvement project.
The project includes the construction of a 500 gallon-per-minute well to replace a contaminated well, and the construction of a 150,000-gallon elevated storage tank. In addition, the project calls for an emergency connection to the Town of Sally.
Silver Springs Rural Water District has received previous funding for the project. In fiscal year 2003, they were awarded two grants totaling $1,109,900 and two loans totaling $778,800.
“This is another investment in the future of Orangeburg County,” said Graham. “Upgrades to water system infrastructure encourage future economic investment and help provide existing customers with better water service.”
The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.