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Title: South Carolina Rural Development Council


1
South Carolina Rural Development Council
  • Regional Wastewater Demonstration Project

2
Objective
  • Demonstrate Consolidation of Infrastructure for
    Development in Three Rural Counties Using Federal
    Funds as a Catalyst

3
Infrastructure Needs
  • 1. National Assessment (Section 208 (c)(2) Clean
    Water Act
  • 2. SC Infrastructure Study(est.1.6 Billion for
    20 year growth)

4
Area Profile
  • 3-County Population 155,792
  • Workforce
  • Aiken County 55,268
  • Edgefield County 8,324
  • Saluda County 5,427

5
SituationAiken, Edgefield, Saluda Counties
  • Existing waste water facilities have reached
    capacity
  • Industrial growth/economic development has been
    deferred
  • Schools on septic tanks
  • Federal and state prisons scheduled to be built
  • Treatment plant on the Savannah River has excess
    capacity
  • Funding for infrastructure is limited

6
Rural Development Council Infrastructure
Committee
  • EDA
  • Rural Development
  • SC Budget Control Bd Office of Local Government
  • SC Dept of Health Environmental Control
  • SC Department of Commerce (CDBG)

7
Funding
  • EDA
  • Rural Development
  • SC Department of Commerce CDBG
  • SC Department of Corrections
  • Budget and Control Bd Office of Local
    Government
  • Total cost 9,962,400

8
EvaluationClemson U Strom Thurmond Institute
  • Edgefield County
  • -1360 business and industry jobs announced
  • -Two prisons opened (state and federal)400 jobs
  • -High school connected to system
  • -Schools in 3 towns put on sewage system
  • Aiken County
  • -1800 jobs announced
  • Saluda County
  • -223 jobs created
  • -312 jobs saved
  •  
  • Projected 15 years of waste water capacity for
    development

9
Population Changes 1990-2000
  • Aiken 21,561
  • Edgefield 6,235
  • Saluda 2,740

10
Policy Implications
  • Regionalization of infrastructure for economy of
    scale in rural areas
  • State and Federal incentives to promote
    regionalization of infrastructure
  • Uniform federal regulations for efficiency
  • Assessment of potential regional systems (208
    Plans)
  • Share best practices

11
Thank you
  • Frank Garcia
  • 803-737-0449
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