Public shut out of water treatment plant report

WINNSBORO – On Tuesday night, May 9, the Fairfield Joint Water and Sewer System (FJWSS) commission voted during a special called meeting to go into executive session to receive “legal advice concerning a draft wastewater plant alternatives analysis.” According to The Voice’s media attorney, the executive session may not have met the requirements of the […]

Council considers 1¢ tax for water, sewer

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is bringing in more experts to help counter Richland County’s growing opposition to a proposed wastewater treatment plant.  Meantime, Fairfield County Council is also moving forward with a proposed capital project sales tax to help pay for the facility that’s seen as vital to recruiting more industry to Fairfield County.  On […]

Cedar Creek residents push back against proposed wastewater discharge site

CEDAR CREEK – About a hundred residents of the northeast section of Blythewood 29016 and the southern part of Fairfield County, many of whom live along Cedar Creek, met in the Cedar Creek Community Center Sunday afternoon to discuss a wastewater treatment plant Fairfield County Council has proposed to locate on a 50-acre property on […]

Water authority moves forward

WINNSBORO – Now that its mission has been defined, the Fairfield County Joint Water and Sewer System Commission is eyeing how to fund enhancements to water and sewer lines. To that end, the commission plans to tap a financial advisor to help determine the best way to fund those enhancements. At last week’s commission meeting, […]

Joint water authority board sets sail

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is gathering all the trappings to lure big industry and with it, more jobs. It has interstate access, a megasite roughly equidistant between Columbia and Charlotte and a $2 million state grant targeting infrastructure for that site. Now the county and town have created a joint water authority – the Fairfield […]

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