Who: The ceremony will include speeches from Johnnie Wright, Chairman of the Orangeburg County Council and the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency; Senator John W. Matthews, Jr., South Carolina Senate District 39; Bill McCall, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Santee Cooper; Lieutenant Colonel Ed Chamberlayne, Deputy Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District; and James Clyburn, U.S. Congressman for the 6th Congressional District.
What: 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency and
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the John W. Matthews Industrial Park Water Tank
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: John W. Matthews Industrial Park, 5148 Five Chop Road, Cameron, SC 29030
Charted on October 23, 1997, Santee Cooper and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District have enjoyed an eight-year partnership with the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency resulting in the delivery of water to a large region of Orangeburg County and the municipalities of Elloree and Santee. Furthermore, the agency has future plans to provide water resources to Dorchester, Calhoun and Berkeley Counties.
As an integral piece of the water agency, the John W. Matthews Industrial Park Water Tank, a $2.6 million project, delivers water to the Matthews Industrial Park and the town of Bowman. The Matthews Industrial Park is owned by Orangeburg County and is named for long-time state Senator John W. Matthews, Jr. The park is a vital part of the Orangeburg County Economic Development Commission’s long-range plan to bring industries and jobs to the area.
Release no. 12-0205