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Posted 9/26/2014

Release no. 14-0901


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Sean McBride
843-329-8103
sean.o.mcbride@usace.army.mil

Charleston, S.C. – On September 24, 2014, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District announced the award of a $5.15 million contract to Ruby-Collins, Inc. of Smyrna, GA, for the construction of a 6.6 mile, 16-inch diameter water transmission main line from the Town of Holly Hill in Orangeburg County to the Town of Harleyville in Dorchester County.

This is the fifth water transmission project that the Charleston District, the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency, and Santee-Cooper have collaborated on to build. The first project was the completion of the Lake Marion Water Treatment Plant in 2008 which, is designed to treat up to eight million gallons of water per day, pulled from the deepest parts of Lake Marion. Subsequent projects have pumped water to the towns of Santee, Elloree and Holly Hill. With the completion of the Harleyville Reach project, 34.7 miles of water pipe will have been constructed, tested, flushed, and disinfected, bringing clean drinking water to thousands of residents and hundreds of businesses in both counties.

“The Charleston District is proud to partner with the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency and Santee-Cooper to provide a reliable source of clean drinking water to Calhoun, Dorchester, and Orangeburg Counties,” said Dudley Patrick, project manager. “Plans are ongoing to extend the state-of-the-art system further into the region when federal and local funds become available in the future.”

Construction is expected to start in November 2014 and take 18 months to complete.

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