The SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) was established by the General Assembly under Title 11, Chapter 50 of the South Carolina Code of Laws and its purpose is to select and assist in financing qualified rural and other infrastructure projects statewide. Those investments address an essential public purpose by improving environmental facilities that will meet public health and environmental standards or aiding in the development of trade, commerce, industry, agriculture and employment opportunities.
Calhoun County was recently awarded an RIA Economic Infrastructure Grant (EIG) in the amount of $500,000 to install a new service well in the Sandy Run Water System and to extend and upgrade the water line from Bellinger Road to the Sandy Run Fire Department on Old Sandy Run Road.
The $500,000 RIA-EIG monies coupled with the $348,830 brings the total funds available for the project to $848,830.
Here is an interview with Councilman John Nelson-District 3 explaining the grant, the project, and the benefits!