HOLLEY FERRY WATERLINES - PHASE 2

10/3/19 - NOTICE

PHASE 2 PROJECT SCOPE HAS BEEN SET.  LETTERS WILL BE GOING OUT THE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER TO ALL THAT HAVE PLACED A DEPOSIT TO INFORM THEM WHETHER THEY HAVE BEEN SELECTED.  FOR THOSE SELECTED, IT IS NOT A GUARANTEE, BUT IT IS A MAJOR MILESTONE.  SCWSA WILL BE FINALIZING THE PROJECT DESIGN AND SUBMITTING FOR PERMITTING.  ONCE THE PROJECT IS PERMITTED, SCWSA WILL ADVERTISE THE PROJECT.  WE EXPECT TO HAVE THE PROJECT BID EARLY IN 2020.   THANKS TO ALL THAT HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR DEPOSIT FOR WATER SERVICE WITH SCWSA!  IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

 

Some reasons to sign-up for SCWSA water

  1. Increased property value

  2. Fire hydrants / Fire protection

  3. Well Water Quality / Quantity Issues

  4. Insurance in case your well goes bad

  5. SCWSA’s water is available during power outages

  6. Impacts whether SCWSA’s waterline will go past your home

  7. Lower Tap Fee if you commit now ($640 vs. $1,540)

  8. Water service is required for Sewer Service in the future

So once you sign up, get your neighbors to sign-up also!

GENERAL

On September 27, 2018, SCWSA received funding from USDA-RD for $15.2 Million to extend waterlines throughout the eastern part of Saluda County.  SCWSA held public meetings in October to encourage property owners to take advantage of this fantastic and rare opportunity.  In order to move to construction, SCWSA is required to obtain 300 customers sign-ups.  SCWSA offered a reduced sign-up rate, typically $1540, down to $590.  While we have had lots of interest, sign-ups are underwhelming.  Currently, we have about 100 sign-ups.  SCWSA has extended the reduced rate period to March 15, 2019. After March 15, the rate will increase to $640 until September 1.  As we discussed at our public meeting in October, it is up to those that came to the meetings to get the word out to their neighbors.  SCWSA will be holding another public meeting on March 4, 2019, at the Circle Fire Department on the Traffic Circle at 7 PM.  Please attend!  SCWSA's construction schedule is now delayed due to a lack of participation.  SCWSA is faced with either continuing to delay the project or returning federal funding and scaling back the project.  It is SCWSA's intention to provide everyone with an opportunity to receive water.