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BRWC gets $156,648 grant for generators
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BRWC Operations Manager Stephen Taylor (fourth from left) and B-MPFD Chief Chris Jones (fifth from right) show off a check that will be used to cover part of the cost of four diesel-powered standby generators to be placed at BRWC well sites. With them are (from left) BRWC board members Ralph Vincent and Tracy Coates; Kershaw County Director of Safety and Emergency Services Gene Faulkenberry; BRWC board members Kershaw Graham, Chover Baskins and Lynwood Horton; and BRWC staffers Heather Hall and Jania Anderson. - photo by Provided by Bethune Rural Water
Bethune Rural Water Company Inc. (BRWC), a private non-profit water distribution company located in northeastern Kershaw County, recently received Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds through the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will provide 75 percent, or $156,648, toward a total cost of $208,864 to install one permanent diesel-powered, standby generator at each of four BRWC well sites. The well sites provide water for consumer and commercial consumption along with fire protection for more than 1,100 customers in the Buffalo, Mt.