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Florence to receive $5 million boost for water treatment plant expansion and upgrades

Florence, South Carolina – Florence and Georgetown are set to benefit from state funding aimed at enhancing city improvement projects in what appears to be a significant boost to local infrastructure and development. This financial injection is part of a broader initiative that was brought by Senator Lindsey Graham. This funding will help a number of projects in South Carolina after the first spending package for the fiscal year is approved.

The City of Florence has been given $5 million to improve and expand its water treatment plant. This investment should make a big difference in the quality and service of water for locals, meeting the growing demand and making sure that the area’s water supplies will last.

The City of Georgetown will get $6.5 million to widen Georgetown Harbor. This project will increase the harbor’s capacity and operational efficiency. This is expected to boost local businesses, especially in industries that depend on maritime logistics.

These requests for funding were sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee, showing Senator Graham commitment to growth and success of the Palmetto State. Graham’s work as a committee member was very important in securing the money for these projects.

The money given to Florence and Georgetown is part of a bigger package that helps many projects across the state, such as improving the state’s infrastructure, building schools, and improving public safety. The wide range of projects that were funded, from improving sewer basins in Aiken to building the National Guard Readiness Center in Charleston, shows that the state’s many needs were met in a thorough way.

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About the projects

Below, is a list of the South Carolina projects that will receive funding from the first package:

  • Aiken (city): $3 million for Croft Mill sewer basin improvements.
  • Anderson (county): $5 million to modernize the I-85 interchange.
  • Berkley, Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg Counties: $23.8 million to Lakes Marion and Moultrie for water infrastructure expansion.
  • Bluffton: $1.34 million for law enforcement equipment.
  • Cayce: $540,000 for a pump station.
  • Charleston (city): $25 million to Charleston Harbor for the deepening project reimbursement.
  • Charleston (county): $23 million to the Charleston County Aviation Authority for parking aprons.
  • Charleston (city): $6.5 million to construct the Joint Base Charleston’s National Guard Readiness Center.
  • Cheraw: $4.4 million for water treatment plant construction.
  • Chester (county): $10 million to Chester County Wastewater Recovery for wastewater improvement.
  • Clemson University: $7 million to the Livestock Poultry Health’s Veterinary Diagnostic Center.
  • Columbia: $575,000 for a water main replacement.
  • Columbia: $10 million to eliminate rail crossings on Assembly Street.
  • Columbia: $101 million to Fort Jackson for phase two of the Reception Barracks Complex construction project.
  • Florence (city): $5 million for water treatment plant expansion and upgrades.
  • Georgetown (city): $6.5 million for the Georgetown Harbor deepening.
  • Greenville (city): $10 million to the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center for taxiway improvements.
  • Greenwood (county): $900,000 for a 911 technology upgrade for the County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Lancaster (county): $770,000 for law enforcement vehicles for the County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Newberry (city): $88,000 for improved law enforcement technology and equipment.
  • Richland County: $1 million to Richland County Sheriff’s Department for a unified command post.
  • Rock Hill: $1.2 million to the city of Rock Hill for wastewater discharge.
  • Spartanburg (county): $10 million to Startex-Jackson-Wellford Duncan water district for water storage.
  • Sumter (city): Funds for the purchase of 4 Narcotics Analyzers.
  • University of South Carolina: $4.5 million for semiconductor manufacturing.
  • University of South Carolina: $10 million to the ROTC facility.

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This financial commitment from the state represents a significant step forward in enhancing South Carolina’s infrastructure, supporting economic growth, and improving public services. As these projects move forward, they will likely have long-lasting benefits for everyone in South Carolina, not just the people who live in Florence and Georgetown.

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