SC Gov., floodwater Commission to collaborate with Town of Nichols for drainage project

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NICHOLS, SC (WBTW) – Gov. McMaster and the South Carolina Floodwater Commission have announced they will collaborate with the Town of Nichols for a drainage project.

On June 15, the SC Floodwater Commission will hold a quarterly meeting in Nichols, a press release from the Office of the Governor said. They will also host an event on the same day “that brings volunteer groups together with local and state government to clean ditches and make other repairs to the existing drainage system in and around the Town of Nichols.”

“The South Carolina Floodwater Commission was created to unleash the spirit of cooperation and collaboration among South Carolinians in addressing our ongoing flooding concerns. Identifying drainage maintenance needs at the local level and working together to address those needs is how good government should work,” said Gov. McMaster. “I encourage South Carolinians to join us in Nichols on June 15 to take part in what will serve as a model for flood-impacted counties around the state.” 

“There is much to do on June 15 and we need the help of the citizens of this great state. We are issuing a call to action for volunteers to sign up and help us make a difference in the community by getting the existing drainage system up to a state of good repair,” said Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin.

A local task force has been formed in Marion County “to identify, prioritize and formulate a work plan to address the deferred maintenance of the drainage ditches and canals in the area.”

The plan includes clearing trees, limbs, and other debris from drainage areas and replacement of a broken drainage pipe.

Volunteers are needed to help with the project.

For more information and to sign-up for the event, click here.

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