Charleston area to get $25 million in water projects
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The Charleston area is set to receive $24.8 in federal stimulus money through public works projects from the Army Corps of Engineers.
The money is part of $4.6 billion to be spent across the country.
- In all five sets of projects will be funded in the Charleston area:
- $9 million for more drinking water: Using Lake Marion as a source, this project will provide eight-million gallons per day of water to area counties and cities in central South Carolina. Construction start: September 2009; Construction ends: June 2010.
- $6 million for dredging of the lower Charleston Harbor. Construction start: July 2009; Construction end: December 2009.
- $4 million for maintenance of South Carolina's stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway: South Carolina’s portion runs a distance of 210 miles and has in intended depth of 12 feet but is down to 6 feet in some places. Construction start: September 2009; Construction end: February 2010.
- $2.9 million for 62 miles of drinking water lines to complement the prior project. Construction start: January 2010; Construction ends: May 2010.
- $2.9 million for various improvements to reduce the amount of silt entering the Charleston harbor. Construction start: July 2010; Construction end: April 2010.
The Post and Courier has done a good job expanding on the what and why of the local Intracoastal Waterway dredging.