Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced McBee will receive a $519,000 grant and a $172,200 loan for water system improvements.
The funds will be used to complete an ongoing improvement project that includes draining and cleaning the town’s water storage tanks, and replacing approximately thirteen miles of water line. The project is designed to reduce asbestos levels in the water system that exceed DHEC limits.
In fiscal year 2003, McBee received a $1.45 million loan and a $721,000 grant for this project.
The grants and loans were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.