Town May OK Water To Expand Campground

March 19, 2014 by   - () Comments Off on Town May OK Water To Expand Campground

The town of Rigeway, S.C., is looking at whether it can provide water to a nearby campground after the owner announced plans to more than double his campground, the Winnsboro Herald Independent reported.

During a meeting last month, campground owner Chris Curtis inquired about the town’s ability to extend water service to the campground, which has 28 campsites, but is looking to add an additional 30 sites.

Little Cedar Creek is currently using wells and would require an additional 2,500 feet of water line to be installed.

Curtis asked the council if there were any grants to help assist in the engineering, construction and installation cost of the water line.

Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring said she could not find any grants because the sites are not for permanent residents.

Russ Brown, one of the council members, told the council that Curtis has the funding to pay for the cost of the water line.

“He is not asking the town to pay for water line,” Brown explained. “He does have the funding, he just wants the town to make sure if he does go that route, we could provide the capacity that he needs. He is not asking the town to foot the bill.”

Herring noted that the additional water used would not equate a huge profit for the town, but would be a good service to provide.

Herring told the council, “There are gallons that are not being used and seems to be that there is a sufficient amount in our allocation.”

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