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County council meets on Palmetto Utilities request
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By the end of a special called meeting Oct. 1 to discuss a permitting request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County, Kershaw County Council decided it wants to meet with all concerned parties about a potential increase in discharges into Spears Creek in Kershaw County. Palmetto Utilities, which operates a treatment plant in Elgin near the Kershaw/Richland county line, wants to increase its treatment capacity and be allowed to discharge up to 6 million gallons per day (mgd) into Spears Creek. It submitted an application to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) in 2014, but voluntarily withdrew the request after council’s opposition.

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