Enquirer Herald

York, Sharon receive block grants for water, sewer

The Western York County towns of York and Sharon are among 28 communities across the state that have been awarded a portion of $11 million in Community Development Block Grant Funds through the state Department of Commerce.

Projects were chosen through a competitive process.

The city of York received $500,000 for the first phase of the Cannon Mill Village water and sewer project, while the town of Sharon received $302,500 for its Woodlawn water project.

The money is to be used to address improvements in water, sewer or drainage infrastructure, eliminating dry or contaminated wells and overflow in septic tanks or drainage.

The projects are intended to result in safer drinking water, improved fire protection and improved treatment of sewage.

The money is funded annually to South Carolina from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More than 70 percent of the funding will assist low-income residents across the state.