Jan 21 2004

Graham Announces Rural Development Funds for Chesterfield County, Ehrhardt, and Pamplico

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey (R-South Carolina) today announced Chesterfield County Rural Water Company, and the towns of Ehrhardt and Pamplico will receive over $3 million in grants and loans to upgrade waste water disposal infrastructure. “Infrastructure improvements help provide better services to residents and businesses,” said Graham. “In addition, these investments help promote future economic development efforts in the area.” Chesterfield County Rural Water Company will receive a $141,800 grant to be used as a cost overrun on a large project. The additional funds will be used to loop new waste disposal lines together along Highway 601 where new turn lanes are being added to the highway. Ehrhardt will receive a $273,900 grant and a $50,500 loan to upgrade and expand the town’s existing waste water treatment plant from fifty thousand gallons per day to sixty thousand. Additionally, the funds will be used to purchase 36.31 acres of land for the upgrade. Pamplico will receive a $2,277,300 grant and a $495,800 loan for the construction of a new waste water treatment facility, approximately 31,000 feet of lines, two new pumping stations, and rehabilitation of the existing sewer system. The awards were made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####