Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Development Standards
Land use permits approved:
T-Mobile, Alice Drive, Frontage Road, and Powdersville Road.
Floodplain Development Permit located at 320 Pea Creek Road, Belton.
Floodplain Development Permit located at 303 Mellrich Road, Iva.
Floodplain Development Permit located at 246 Belton Farm Road.
Grading Permits:
Robert Bosch Industrial Expansion

Projects in Review Queue
Date Received
Date Completed
Days in Review
Honea Path Storage

C & L Services

7-Eleven Convenience Store

Greenpond Landing Phase II

T. Ed Garrison Arena Air Monitoring

West Anderson Water District Expansion
Board of Appeals Approved 6/13/19
Brownstone Event Venue
Board of Appeals Approved 6/13/19

Fleet Services
·       To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
Roads & Bridges
·       On Call crew received 4 call outs. 2 downed trees, 1 dead animal, 1 Stop sign, 8 crew members; 17 total hrs.
Sign Crew
·       No report from Sign Crew
Bridge Crew
·       Continued work at Crossing (golf Cart, Brookstone Meadows) on Scotts Bridge Rd. (walls failing, integrity of shoulders of road in danger).
Asphalt/Driveway Crew
·       Repaired 11 potholes (request [100%]), 3 Culverts new/replaced, 4 prepare for apron, Resurfacing Shiloh Church Rd. (Bridge Replacement Project). Resurfacing Shiloh Church Rd. (Regular Road maintenance).
·       13 driveways, 1000 feet ditching.
Grading/Culvert Crew
·       1 Culvert Repair, 1 repaired County owned Property “Jackson St.” (Facilities) so it can be mowed (maintained). Reworked Shoulders on Shiloh Church Rd. Project.
Vegetation Crew
·       Mowing season started April 1st.
·       12 tree request received, completed 4 tree task.
·       Mowing operation; section: 1 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 2 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 3 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 4 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 5 round 3
·       Mowing operation; section: 6 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 7 round 2
·       2 Herbicide task completed
Engineering Crew
·       Completed Pavement Evaluations for 12 Pavement Segments.
·       11 Encroachment Inspections completed, (1 Final Inspection), 2 Locates for Contractors, 3 Damage Claims for Pot Holes.
·       1 Plan Approval for Encroachment Permit, 6 Investigate Task completed.
·       1 Subdivision Inspections completed. 5 Encroachment Permits, 6 Right of Way Projects (7 Projects, 5 awaiting closing, 3 negotiating, 12 on hold.)
·       10 Paving estimates completed. 3 subdivision Inspections.  Special Tax District Inquiry. (Tinsley Place).
·       1 Right-of-way Inquiry, 5 Right of Way Projects (5 parcels awaiting closing, 12 Parcels on hold, 1 parcels negotiating.)
·       Walker Rd. Bridge Project now has Right-of-way Acquisitions. 2019 pavement Marking Contract has been completed.
·       6 County Road Issues completed. 11 Encroachment Permits.
·       1 speed Hump Petition Evaluation for Red Maple Circle, did not meet number of signature requirements.

Projects in Review Queue
Date Received
Date Completed
Days In Review
River’s Edge Preliminary Plat

Review in Progress

Solid Waste
·       There will be a Shred Day on June 22, 2019 at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10:00am until 1:00pm.
·       LaBellla Engineering and staff have put in for a septic tank permit from DHEC on the Wren Recycling Center. We are in the process of scheduling the concrete pad to be placed at the site for the new compactor.
·       Environmental Enforcement was able to apprehend a repetitive litterer on New Hope Rd. thanks to the information from a resident. The individual would come by each evening around 11:00pm and throw out 12 empty beverage cans. Enforcement caught him in the act and fined him $1,087.50.
·       Environmental Enforcement educated residents on litter prevention and the importance of covering your load at White St., Carswell, King David and Whitefield Convenience Centers.
·       New lighting is being put in at the Anderson Regional MRF due to some safety concerns in some areas of the MRF.
·       Completed the GACC Report for the Tree Grant. This is a requirement for the Palmetto Pride Tree Grant to participate and report on the Great American Cleanup.
·       Provided supplies to United Way for 20 volunteers to complete a stream cleanup.
·       Providing supplies for 30 volunteers at New Spring Church for a cleanup after their firework event.
·       Ordered signs and t-shirts with the “Light Up a Litterbug” Campaign to promote anti-litter initiatives.
·       Staff did maintenance and painting at the Agnew Road and Friendship Convenience Centers this week. Walls and curbs were repainted safety yellow.
·       Staff replaced old signage at the Friendship Convenience Center.
·       Staff did some tree trimming at the Wren Recycling Center and worked on landscaping.
·       Staff continues to work to recruit Adopt-A-Spot groups to help clean up the littered roads and areas in our county. We have 75 active Adopt-A-Spot groups.
·       We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 4 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
·       Did You Know?  Unsecured loads are the leading cause of unintentional litter, creating serious traffic hazards.
Town of Iva
·       Running balance $832,721.03.
·       Prepared Questionnaire Form to be mailed out with notification letters to Food Service Establishments.  The letter will notify them of pending inspections under the FOG Program.  The Questionnaire will provide us with basic information needed to begin the inspections.  There will be a due date for the return of the completed Questionnaire.
·       Requested updated flow meter calibration data from Industries that were late reporting.  Most have responded with Calibration Reports.  Will follow up with the others.
·       Updated Stormwater record book to include Annual Inspection Report and page summarizing 2019 quarterly visual inspection activity.
·       Met with Facilities personnel at Civic Center to check grease traps in preparation for inspection by the City of Anderson FOG Inspector.  They had been cleaned very well.  City Inspector will copy the inspection report so that it may be included as an attachment in the Cartegraph task.
·       CCTV camera inspection of the Regency park Subdivision will be completed this week.
·       Two manholes on the HWY 178 on ramp to I-85 had to have the frames and lids replaced. SCDOT contractors hit these manholes while doing roadside mowing.
·       A section of 8 inch sewer line was inspected for Starr Iva Water and Sewer this week. The line was located between Cedar St. and Cloverhill St. off Airline Rd. The line was clay and several bad joints in it.
·       A manhole on Flynn Dr. in The lakes Subdivision had to be replaced. The manhole was located at the end of a cul-de-sac that had never been asphalted. It appeared the manhole was hit by vehicles and had slid to one side.
·       Partial permit to operate for Parkview Glen (Barrington Creek) Phase 1 was issued.
·       Continued to pursue completion of Arthrex gravity sewer line, the line is currently operating on a temporary permit from DHEC.
·       Met with GMC concerning Hurricane Creek Wet Well Expansion project.
·       Met with GMC to discuss preliminary planning for 5-mile Phase III.
·       Met with GMC to discuss ongoing design of Exit 14 pump station and force main.
·       Answered questions from consultant engineer about deeding Vantage pump station property to Anderson County.
·       Provided sewer infrastructure maps for proposed subdivision in the area of Dobbins Bridge Road.
·       Answered questions about boring under Interstate Blvd for proposed hotel.
·       No changes to any permits in process this week.
6&20 WWTP
·       Collected 24 hour composite samples for the second monthly effluent parameter tests required by SCDHEC. The first monthly tests met all required limits.
·       The toxicity test that was performed last week passed. The organisms that were placed in the 6&20 effluent stayed healthy and reproduced. Plans are to resample and do another reportable toxicity test the first of July.
·       Cleaned two drying beds and filled with wasted sludge from the digester. The digester is now empty for the first time this year.
Pump Station
·       Replaced vacuum pump on pump #1 at Gilmer Pump Station. The main pumps at this station are mounted above ground. The vacuum pump creates a negative pressure in the pipe work that brings the wastewater up to the pump so that it can be pumped to the receiving gravity line.
·       Completed the monthly inspection of the air release valves (ARV). The air release valves are located on the force mains and help to release air that is trapped in the force mains. We have 133 ARV on our system and these are inspected monthly to make sure there are no leaks
·       Planned a repair/replacement for the force main at Wren Middle School. The force main was dug up by a contractor during the construction of a new school. We are relocating the force main due to new storm water drains that are needed. Since school is out for the summer the school district has turned the water off to the school so that no water is going into our lift station.
·       A pre-construction meeting was held for the Barrington Subdivision development. We reviewed and discussed the site drawings for the job with the contractor, design engineer, Rewa and the developer onsite. Contractor was informed of the testing regulations and standards that are required by all parties including SCDHEC.
After Hour Calls
·       There were 2 after hour calls this week for a total of 4.5 hours.
1.     Planned A/C power outage by Duke Power at Clemson Research Pump Station for a total of 2 hours.
2.   High level alarm at Wren Middle School 2.5 hours.
Pump Station
·       Pulled pump #1 at the East Lagoon due to long run times, we cleaned trash out of the impeller and put back into service.
·       Read flow meters for June billing.
·       Fabricated new guide rail brackets for the new pumps at The Lakes. The old brackets would not work with the new pumps because they are bigger.
·       Contractor for Arthrex has completed the pressure testing for the new force main portion that was installed along Highway 76. The purpose for the new segment of pipe was to change the depth of the original force main that was running through the site due to conflicts with the grading plan for this development. Upon completion of the testing the force main was tied back into the original force main and we are now waiting for the PTO from DHEC to be able to relinquish flow back through the force main into the new gravity sewer that was installed.
·       Vacuum testing was performed at Deer Path and Rivermill Phase 2 this week. Both developments passed and now we are waiting on the Design Engineers recorded data of the testing so that we can submit it to SCDHEC for approval.
·       Information from the I-trackers that are in use for our I&I study in Stonehaven subdivision was recorded this week by our personnel to be submitted to the assisting engineering firm for analyzation.
After Hour Calls
·       Power outage at Stonehaven pump Station on 6/8. 2 hrs.
·       Pump #3 fault at 6&20. 2 hrs.

Animal Shelter
·       We were able to save 91% of the animals in our care this week.
·       Intakes: 190 (21 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 138 from animal control, 27 strays and 2 transferred in).
·       Outcomes:  58 animals adopted, 12 died, 6 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 2 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 15 were returned to their owners and 39 were sent to rescue.
·       Clinic performed 144 spay/neuter surgeries.
·       4 dogs were treated for heartworms
·       There are currently 134 large dogs, 14 small dogs, 22 puppies, 82 cats and 24 kittens in the facility.
·       There are currently 191 animals available for adoption and 85 of those animals are altered (45%).
·       There are 7 animals being held for court.
·       PAWS received $643.00 in donations
·       PAWS wants to just say thank you again to everyone in our county for coming together and supporting us during the past few weeks.  We have had so many donations, fosters, adopters and encouraging words.  Firehouse Subs sponsored the fees on all of the animals that were part of the hoarding/fire case and we are so grateful.