Check to be presented for I-85 sewer

At a ceremony this morning, OconeeCounty receives a large check to be applied to a project to bring sewer service to the county’s I-85 corridor.  At 10 this morning in council chambers, a check for more than $950 thousand dollars will be presented by Bob Winchester of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority to Joel Thrift of the County Council.  The grant funds are to be applied to the project known as “Sewer South” which officially began this year with the laying of a sewer line connecting the county’s treatment plant at Seneca with the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park on highway 59.  Winchester is quoted as saying, “The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority is pleased to be a partner in this very important project for Economic Development in Oconee County. The (OJRSA) previously in 2013 relinquished to Oconee County, a Federal Grant which was awarded to the (OJRSA) by the US Congress in the amount of $485,000.  This State Grant in the amount of $950,000 was received from the State of SC due to the efforts of Senator Thomas Alexander.  The check includes all interest earned on the account and total of $964,032.17.  We are anticipating major economic returns on this investment for the Citizens of Oconee County.”