$13M in grant money will help fund 27 infrastructure projects in SC

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Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 12:35 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved more than $13 million in grants to fund 27 different projects.

RIA said the money will support water, sewer and storm drainage projects.

“Now more than ever, the RIA is committed to helping communities achieve long-term sustainability in water and sewer infrastructure,” said RIA Executive Director Bonnie Ammons. “This is not a new concept. Our grant program often helps to address the most critical needs of a system. But, we are also striving to develop targeted, forward-looking strategies to work together with utilities to build a stronger future.”

This is the second and final round of competitive grants awarded by RIA in fiscal year 2021.

RIA officials said these projects “will benefit more than 81,000 customers in 32 counties, with more than 70% of the projects targeting rural areas.”

To learn more about RIA or how to apply for grant assistance, click or tap here.

Here is the complete list of this round of grant recipients and projects:

Aiken County/Breezy Hill Water & Sewer Co.Water Line Improvements$500,000
Bennettsville, City ofWater System Improvements$498,740
Calhoun CountyWater Line Improvements$500,000
Carlisle, Town ofSewer System Improvements$2,000,000
Chapin, Town ofSewer System Improvements$500,000
Clarendon CountySewer System Improvements$500,000
Eastover, Town ofWater System Improvements$135,000
Edgefield County Water & Sewer AuthorityEconomic Water Infrastructure$167,250
Edgefield County Water & Sewer AuthorityWater System Improvements$500,000
Georgetown CountyEconomic Water Infrastructure$100,000
Georgetown, City ofSewer System Improvements$403,178
Greenwood Metropolitan DistrictSewer System Improvements$500,000
Jackson, Town ofWater Line Improvements$188,351
Kershaw CountyEconomic Sewer Infrastructure$800,000
Lowcountry Regional Water SystemEconomic Sewer Infrastructure$400,000
Lowcountry Regional Water SystemEconomic Water Infrastructure$500,000
Lowcountry Regional Water SystemSewer System Improvements$420,000
Marlboro County / Wallace Water Co.Water System Improvements$500,000
Mauldin, City ofSewer System Improvements$500,000
Newberry County Water & Sewer AuthoritySewer System Improvements$279,750
Newberry, City ofWater System Improvements$468,188
North Charleston Sewer DistrictSewer System Improvements$500,000
Pageland, Town ofEconomic Water & Sewer Infrastructure$181,962
Southside Rural Community Water DistrictWater Line Improvements$259,048
Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan Water DistrictEconomic Water Infrastructure$450,000
Turbeville, Town ofWater System Improvements$500,000
Union, City ofEconomic Sewer Infrastructure$857,750

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