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Public Notice - E1 Grinder Pump Station Retrofits

October 20, 2022

Final Public Notice – E1 Grinder Pump Station Retrofits

Posted on October 20, 2022

Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding through the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Applicant: Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority

Project Title: DR-4394-015, E1 Grinder Pump Station Retrofits

Location of Proposed Work:  330 sites located throughout Horry County, SC

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

This project includes replacing 330 existing pumps with pumps that allow the electrical controls to be raised 5’ to mitigate flooding.  These 330 sites are located in flood-prone areas throughout Horry County.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

This project would cover retrofitting our current E1 Grinder Pump Station Setups to Flygt Pump Setups at 330 locations.

Process would include:

-Retrofitting the E1 Grinder Pumps with a Flygt Pump (Including: Flygt Pump, Floats, Pressure Setup, and Wiring)

-Raising and Switching out the Control Panel Setup (Including: Control Panel, Wire, Panel Support Pole)

If GSWSA could switch out the E1 Grinder Pump setups currently in our system with Flygt Pump setups we could avoid our large repair/replacement costs incurred annually and during future FEMA events.


No other feasible alternatives due to the limited types of pump available.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority. All comments are due within 30 days of this notice. Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.

Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority

Attn: Nichole Clemons

PO Box 2368

Conway, SC 29528

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