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State grant helps strengthen Florence water system

(Source: City of Florence) (Source: City of Florence)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The City of Florence is getting a big boost in helping to make improvements to neighborhoods.

The City of Florence applied for that Community Development Block Grant and was awarded $740,000. It will use the money to make improvements to the Timmonsville Water System.

The City of Florence took over the Town of Timmonsville’s water system back in January of 2014. The town was no longer able to keep up with the crumbling water system.

Major infrastructure changes have been made since the city of took over the $12 million issue. Now, with help from the CDBG Grant, the city will continue the efforts in making repairs to the system.

“We applied to provide a new elevated water tank in the town of Timmonsville to help maintain water pressures and water quality issues associated with those improvements,” Drew Griffin, Florence City Manager said.

This construction on this project will be bidded out soon.

The project is expect to be up and running within the next six-months.

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