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Greenwood County Council discusses dumping of sewage into Reedy River

April 17, 2008
The South Carolina Senate approves a bill allowing surveyors to sign and seal a map of Lake Greenwood for the federal government, without it becoming a plat--a move that will potentially save millions of dollars in surveying costs. 


Greenwood County Council discusses dumping of sewage into Reedy River

By CHRIS TRAINOR/Index-Journal staff writer

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:47 PM EDT

An integral part of politics is taking a position on an issue.
 
Following a unanimous vote Tuesday night, Greenwood County Council decided to take take a position on the presence of treated sewage in rivers that flow into Lake Greenwood. ...
 
... In business related to that, council had extensive discussion on bill S-1258, which has passed the S.C. Senate and is now in the judiciary committee in the House of Representatives. The bill deals with laws making it clear that a surveyor could sign and seal a map of Lake Greenwood for the federal government, without it becoming a plat.
 
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has directed Greenwood County to submit a map showing the high water mark, known as Elevation 440, of Lake Greenwood.
 
If it becomes a plat, a survey has to be performed. The cost of a survey is estimated to be millions of dollars, while the cost of a map is estimated to $50,000 or less.
 
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