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GMD to upgrade sewer infrastructure

 

The Greenwood Metropolitan District (GMD) is announcing the start of two sewer line replacement projects in the Edgefield Street area. Both of these projects will replace structurally deficient pipe that is more than seventy-five years old and will eliminate Sanitary Sewer Overflows by reducing the amount of Inflow & Infiltration (unwanted surface water and groundwater) that enters the sewer system.

The first project “Panola Branch Replacement Sewer – Phase 2” will begin on Metro Drive and will continue to Panola Avenue crossing Edgefield Street. The existing 12-inch diameter sewer will be replaced with 5,100 feet of new 24-inch gravity sewer. Along the way, approximately 3,400 feet of 8 to 12 inch gravity sewers will replace existing collection lines that discharge to the 24-inch trunk line. The $1.4 million dollar project is being funded through a low-interest loan provided by the South Carolina State Revolving Fund Program. Construction will begin April 16, 2012.

The second project “Panola Village Replacement Sewer” will replace approximately 3,650 feet of 8-inch diameter sewer on First Street, Second Street, Third Street, and Fourth Street. The existing 8-inch diameter sewer lines are some of the oldest in Greenwood, they are in very poor structural condition. Many of the sewer lines run under homes making them inaccessible for maintenance activities. The project will include complete replacement and relocation of the lines. The $675,000 project is being funded in part by a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant. Construction is expected to begin early May 2012.

GMD Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the ninth consecutive year, GMD has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for their comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. 

GMD's fiscal year 2010 report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the highest standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate people to read the report. 

Lisa Hornyak, Chief Financial Officer, for GMD said, "This award is a reflection of GMD's commitment to transparency as well as the professional work of the entire finance department and GMD's leadership team."

The association is a nonprofit professional group with offices in Chicago and Washington, DC, serving about 17,500 government finance professionals. 

Public Hearing/Rate Correction

Correction in Monthly Charges

We apologize for the inaccurate information printed by the newspaper concerning the monthly charges based on specific meter sizes. Please see the Rates page on our website for the correct information, which will also be republished by the newspaper. Should you have any questions, please call 864-943-8002.

We are required to have a second public hearing, as the commission initially passed what was erroneously printed by the newspaper. The public hearing for the corrections will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 5:00 PM at the Emmett F. Brooks Facility at 110 Metro Drive. 

The new rate structure will go into effect September 1, 2011. 

GMD Commission Approves a 9.9% Rate Increase

The Greenwood Metropolitan District Commission approved a 9.9% rate increase on 8/10/2011. You may have questions about why this was necessary. We have those answers for you.

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Wastewater Treatment Facility Receives Award for Excellence

Greenwood Metropolitan District is pleased to announce that the District received a Facilities Excellence Award at the S.C. Environmental Conference sponsored by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina and the American Water Works Association’s South Carolina Section.

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Wayne Daniel, Collection System Director Receives Water Environment Association of SC Dennis Pittman Collection System Award

Greenwood Metropolitan District is pleased to announce that Wayne Daniel, Collection System Director for GMD, recently received the Water Environment Association of South Carolina Dennis Pittman Collection System Award.

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