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SRF Success Stories

Hilton Head Public Service District

This project involved construction of three production wells and three raw water mains.  The project was needed due to capacity restrictions for pumping water out of the upper Floridan Aquifer.  There was also saltwater intrusion affecting existing wells in the area.  The project added a new source of potable water by constructing production wells that draw from the Middle Floridan Aquifer and pump to a new reverse osmosis treatment plant.

Seneca Light and Water

This project involved construction of an elevated water tank.  The elevated water tank was needed to provide Seneca Light and Water with adequate finished-water storage capacity according to the requirements of the State Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

Powdersville Water District

This project involved the purchase of about 4,500 radio read meters.  The new meters will improve distribution system operations, provide up-to-date water accountability, and improve general accounting.

Greer Commission of Public Works

The project involved the installation of water transmission and distribution lines.  These water improvements were necessary to meet current demands, enhance the condition and reliability of the distribution system, and to reduce the low-pressure areas in the system.  Distribution system improvements were required to increase system pressures, loop dead-end lines, reduce pipe velocities and improve water quality.

City of West Columbia

The project involved the expansion of the Lake Murray Water Treatment Plant (WTP) from 13.5 million gallons per day (MGD) to 22.5 MGD.  Expansion of the Lake Murray WTP was needed to provide sufficient capacity so the Saluda River WTP (aging and needs repair) could be taken off-line.  Also, the Lake Murray WTP was approaching the maximum contaminant levels for haloacetic acids and additional storage is needed.

Lexington County Public Works

The project involved extending water and sewer lines to serve the Isle of Pines community.  The Isle of Pines water system is owned and operated by Dowd Water Systems.  The Dowd Water System was a non-viable water system.  In order to make this system viable, Lexington County Public Works proposed to take over this system and extend new water lines to the Isle of Pines community to maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. 

The entire Isle of Pines community was being served by individual septic tank systems.  Recent records from the Lexington Health Department indicated that many of the septic tanks in the area were inadequate due to high water tables, improper maintenance, and insufficient drain fields to properly treat the waste.  Extending sewer lines eliminated the potential for health hazards and groundwater contamination caused by septic tank failures.

Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority

The project involved the upgrade of the Durbin Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).  The project was needed because the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit renewal for the Durbin Creek WWTP required that the facility meet more stringent effluent limits.  The upgrade allowed water quality standards to be met in Durbin Creek.

Pickens County Public Service Commission

The project involved eliminating the Liberty-Cramer Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) and transporting flows to the Liberty-Roper WWTF.  The project was needed because the Liberty-Cramer WWTF was experiencing problems meeting its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits.  Liberty-Cramer WWTF was under a Department NPDES permit compliance schedule to be eliminated.  The proposed sewer conveyance system allowed them to meet the compliance schedule.

City of Lancaster

The project involved relining and replacement of existing sewer lines and the lining of existing manholes.

Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority

The project involved construction of a transmission line from the J.L. Schwartz Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Tip-Top Tree Farm Effluent Land Application Site along with an effluent reuse land application system.  This project solved the need to meet more stringent effluent limits by establishing an effluent reuse land application system.  In addition, having the two discharge options provides flexibility along with a greater degree of reliability.

East Richland Public Service District

The project involved construction of a pump station and force main.  The project was needed because the existing gravity sewer was reaching maximum capacity.  Construction of the pump station and force main provided wastewater flows while meeting the Department’s pumping requirements.