Anderson County awarded grant for Five Mile Sewer upgrade


The Office of State Senator Michael W. Gambrell recently announced the award of a $500,000 grant to Anderson County from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority. The awarded funds will be used for the county’s Upper Five Mile Sewer Rehabilitation project.

The Five Mile sewer trunk line serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the greater Anderson area. In recent years the county embarked on a multi-phase effort along the Five Mile line to replace aging infrastructure, upgrade capacity, and ensure proper safeguards for the surrounding environment.

“The Five Mile sewer line is an essential component of our overall economic development strategy” said County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “Thousands of our citizens are employed by the major industries and small business that are served by the line, and with all these livelihoods at stake we would be derelict in our public responsibility if we did not address its current and future needs. I’d like to thank Senator Gambrell and the Rural Infrastructure Authority for their support and assistance—we are truly grateful.”

The award to the Five Mile project was one of four grants awarded by RIA for projects in Anderson County. The four grant award amounts totaled just under $2 million.