Congressman Clyburn Announces Energy & Water Appropriations for South Carolina

Dec 9, 2005 Issues: Energy

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced that House and Senate Conferees have approved $16.2 million in federal appropriations for energy and water projects he requested for South Carolina.   

Congressman Clyburn, the only member of the South Carolina delegation that sits on the Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Energy & Water Subcommittee. 

Here is the list of projects received funding:




Lake Marion Regional Water Agency

To complete the water treatment plant in Santeeand construct pipeline reaches

$6 million

Universityof South Carolina

Fuel cell design & performance project

$2 million


Science programs & facilities

$2 million


Science programs & facilities

$4 million


Science programs & facilities

$1 million

South CarolinaStateUniversity

Science programs & facilities

$1 million

Lynches River/Lake City

Planning necessary to clean out a health hazard caused by frequent flooding in LakeCity



Clearing of approximately 30-miles of old stream channels within the swamp




            "These funds are being allocated to improve the quality of life for local communities and improve science and technology programs at several of our state's higher education institutions," Congressman Clyburn said.  "I supported these requests that came from constituents because they are integral to schools and communities in South Carolina's Sixth Congressional District."


            The bill now goes to the full House and Senate for final approval, then to the president for his signature.

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