Agricultural 319 Grant Funds Available for Farms in Shaws Creek Watershed

Agricultural 319 Grant Funds Available for Farms in Shaws Creek Watershed

rant funds are available to help share the cost of conservation practices at farms in Shaws Creek Watershed (such as fencing livestock out of streams with alternative water sources, cross-fencing, stabilization of crop fields and orchards, heavy use areas and stream banks). These conservation practices will significantly reduce the amount of sediment, nutrients and bacteria entering the creeks and tributaries in Shaws Creek Watershed and ensure cleaner water and healthier ecosystems. Protecting water quality in Shaws Creek will also provide cleaner source water for the City of Aiken’s drinking water treatment plant.

Silver Bluff Water Treatment Now On-Line

Silver Bluff Water Treatment Now On-Line

The first of two wells at the new Silver Bluff Water Treatment Plant began operating in early December, feeding a new supply of water to the city’s drinking water supply. The added water will help maintain water pressure on the south side of the city. The second well,...