Congressman James E. Clyburn

Proudly Serving the 6th District of South Carolina

CONGRESSMAN CLYBURN ANNOUNCES OVER $21 MILLION FOR SOUTH CAROLINA WATER PROJECTS FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT

February 08, 2022

COLUMBIA – Today, Congressman James E. Clyburn announced that South Carolina will receive over $21 million to fund five water infrastructure projects across the state. The funding for these upgrades was made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Congressman Clyburn was the only member of the South Carolina House delegation to vote in support of South Carolina receiving this federal investment.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding is critical to bringing South Carolina’s infrastructure into the 21st century,” said Congressman Clyburn. "As a coastal state, our economy is highly dependent on our water infrastructure for commerce and recreation. Thanks to the Biden Administration’s work, this funding will allow South Carolina’s economy to remain an interstate and global competitor.”

Below are the projects that will receive funding:

Project

Project Summary

Funding Amount

Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway

Upland placement area maintenance and haul-out. Will improve condition of dredging placement area stretching the whole state from Horry County to Savannah and will allow for extra capacity.

$12,650,000

Cooper River Redivision Project

Design station sump platforms and access ladder. Install sump pump and fund plant outage, dewatering, and fish lock maintenance.

$456,000

Dorchester Polk Swamp

Aquatic ecosystem restoration. Assist in creating a project partnership agreement with Dorchester County and get costs updates for a  previously completed study.

$99,000

Murrells Inlet Navigation Project

Dredging and surveys. Will open up a smaller channel used by fishing and recreational vehicles and place sand in the South side of the Garden.

$6,130,000

Town Creek

Dredging and surveys. Will serve fishing and recreation vehicles.

$2,000,000

Total

 

$21,335,000

This funding is part of $14 billion the Army Corps of Engineers plans to invest in 500 projects across the nation. These new investments will create jobs and economic opportunity, while strengthening key water infrastructure projects, improving resiliency to the climate crisis, and restoring the environment.

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