SRF Success Stories

Hilton Head Public Service District

This project involved installation of a new reverse osmosis treatment unit and upgrades at three existing wells to increase production. The project was needed due to loss of production in the wells because of saltwater intrusion. The project will allow HHPSD to ensure the capacity of the water system will meet demand.

Town of Pamplico

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

City of Laurens

This project involved the purchase and installation of approximately 6,000 water meters with automated meter reading capability. The new meters will improve distribution system operations, provide up-to-date technology for water accountability, and improve general accounting.

Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan (SJWD) Water District

The project involved the installation of water transmission and distribution lines. These water improvements were necessary to replace aging and deteriorating undersized lines. Distribution system improvements increased system pressures and improved water quality in a non-viable system taken over by SJWD as the result of bankruptcy.

City of North Augusta

The project involved the construction of a new 30 million gallon raw water storage tank and raw water transfer pump station plus modifications to improve existing treatment processes. Achieving compliance with the State 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule is the primary goal of the project while also improving the short-term system reliability in the event of contamination of the Savannah River, the system's raw water source.

City of Florence

The project involved improvements to the water distribution system, the wastewater collection system and the wastewater treatment facility for the Town of Timmonsville. The Town's water and wastewater infrastructure had not been operated sustainably leading to unreliable water pressures and failure to meet State operational standards. The City of Florence agreed to take over, rehabilitate and operate the water and wastewater systems for the Town.

Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPWW)

The project involved the upgrade of the Center Street Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The project was needed because aging infrastructure did not have the capacity to treat wastewater up to the permitted limit. Several energy efficient components were installed as part of this project, which allowed MPWW to take advantage of a discounted loan rate, and the facility achieved substantial energy savings even before the project was fully complete.

Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority

This project constructed a new wastewater treatment facility to more economically handle flows from three different WWTFs that were approaching their permitted capacities. The existing facilities would have required costly upgrades to be able to treat wastewater to the level required to protect receiving streams. Instead flows above the treatment capacity can be routed to the new facility. The project also constructed rapid infiltration basins to release treated effluent into the soil instead of into the Waccamaw River.

City of Greenville

The project involved rehabilitation of sewer lines, manholes and service laterals (up to the property line) through lining, pipe bursting and replacement. The project was initiated because CCTV inspection revealed over 18,000 linear feet of sewer pipe in poor condition - including sagging lines, broken pipe and fractures - and rehabilitation was needed to eliminate inflow and infiltration, reduce peak flows and prevent sanitary sewer overflows.

Dorchester County Water and Sewer Authority

The project involved modification of the Lower Dorchester County Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase production and store wastewater already being treated to reuse standards to protect the receiving stream and construct distribution lines to carry the treated effluent to an existing industry for use as process water. This project complemented the requirement to meet more stringent effluent limits by initiating an effluent reuse system.

James Island Public Service District

This project constructed a low-pressure sewer collection system with individual grinder pumps and approximately 7,000 linear feet of force main to serve residences in an area experiencing a high percentage of failing septic systems.