Grand Strand Water & Sewer News

Citizens to Receive Improved Sewer Service as a Result of Municipalities Cooperative Efforts and Grant Funding

September 22, 2009

Conway, SC, September 15, 2009 – The towns of Sellers and Latta will both benefit from working together in an effort to improve area wastewater infrastructure. Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority facilitated the request for funding from the Department of Commerce, which recently awarded Sellers a $940,000 Community Infrastructure Grant. The awarded funds represent the Community Development Block Grant Program’s largest allocation from the Community Infrastructure Funding Round throughout the state this year. The grant will be used to connect the Town of Seller’s public sewer system to the town of Latta’s wastewater treatment plant.

Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority will construct an 8” line connecting its wastewater system presently serving Sellers in Marion County to the Latta System in Dillon County. Latta has agreed to treat up to 40,000 gallons of wastewater per day delivered by GSWSA.

“Receiving this grant required significant collaboration between the Town of Sellers, the Town of Latta, Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority and the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments,” according to Fred Richardson, chief executive officer of GSWSA. “We are proud to be involved in helping provide much needed sewer service to the citizens of Sellers. We look forward to our continued work with both municipalities as well as the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments to execute the terms of the grant agreement,” Richardson said.

Mayor Luevenia Wright of Sellers explains, “We had serious sewer problems, but there was no one to help. Working with Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority is a tremendous benefit for our community.”

Latta’s Mayor Nancy Brigman commented, “Not only is this a wonderful opportunity for Sellers, but also for our town. We have a new, dependable wastewater customer in Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority meaning an increase in annual revenue to Latta for years to come.

Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority provides service to over 65,000 customers in Horry, Georgetown, Marion, and Columbus counties.

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