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Ground Breaking - Wastewater Treatment Basin Rehabilitation Project


Construction has begun on the City of Darlington’s Wastewater Treatment Basin Rehabilitation project, and following completion,
the city will have the ability to filter wastewater during natural disasters more quickly and efficiently.


The project is based at the City of Darlington Wastewater Treatment/Water Pollution Control Plant located off Society Hill Rd., and it will rehabilitate two of seven existing sand filter beds and its under drain system.

“We’re really excited to break ground on this rehabilitation project,” said City of Darlington Public and Community Affairs Director, Hunter Thomas. “What this project will do, is boost the City’s wastewater disposal capabilities. Wastewater from residents is pumped to the plant and then filtered in large beds of sand. Wastewater then receives further treatment, is disinfected, and properly disposed.”

Funding came out of the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and was supported as part of a $3 million S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (SC RIA) Infrastructure Investment Program (SCIIP) grant. On May 1, 2024, contracts were signed and a notice to proceed was issued.

MS Utilities and Construction, LLC out of Pinewood, SC was awarded the construction contract. Davis & Brown, Inc. in Florence, SC was engaged as the City Engineers for the project and were funded by a Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) grant.

The City of Darlington Wastewater Treatment Basin Rehabilitation project is scheduled to be completed by January 2026.

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