Gaffney BPW News

Last week the Board of Commissioners for the BPW took the proactive step of opting out of two national class-action settlements against the manufacturers of a chemical known as PFAS. BPW feels that our best option is to pursue our own litigation against those who created a nationwide problem affecting every person in the US.

BPW has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for major improvements to the Macedonia water distribution system. The improvements include upgrading an existing pump station, constructing a new pump station, and installing over 18,000 linear feet of 12-inch water main. These infrastructure upgrades will make water service available to an additional 25,000 acres in the Macedonia area.
Gaffney Board of Public Works has been awarded a $50,000,000 grant for “Project Gateway,” a major infrastructure initiative that will bring sewer service to the eastern part of Cherokee County along Interstate 85. The special economic development grant, designated by the South Carolina Department of Commerce pursuant to Act 244 of 2022, is federally funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. The grant will be administered by the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA).