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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — South Carolina's largest used motor oil collection effort, Santee Cooper's Give Oil for Energy Recovery (GOFER) program, has collected more than 30 million gallons of used motor oil as it celebrates its 25 th birthday this month. Those 30 million gallons, which would have otherwise been discarded, have safely been [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Each year, twelve gifted South Carolina college students apply their knowledge from textbooks and labs to a hands-on learning experience as Santee Cooper Environmental Interns. The Environmental Intern Program turns 25 this summer and has hosted a total of 261 participants since 1990. As in past years, this year's [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — During the period of July 27-Aug. 7, Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter treatments of EPA-approved aquatic herbicides targeting the invasive aquatic plant crested floating heart in upper Lake Marion. These applications should improve lake access for residential and commercial properties, restore recreational [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper set a monthly record for pond ash reclaimed for recycling in June, and the utility has already reclaimed almost as much pond ash from three generating stations this year as it did in all of 2014. In June, excavators reclaimed 47,864 tons of ash from ponds at Jefferies, Winyah and Grainger generating [...]

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors today authorized a public comment period for a proposed three-year rate adjustment beginning in 2016. If approved, the adjustment would be the utility's first since 2013. The public comment period begins today and continues through Aug. 27, with options to comment online or by regular mail. People may also [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The 400-foot beachfront swimming area at Santee Cooper's Overton Park on Lake Moultrie opens Saturday, May 23, and remains open through Labor Day. Overton Park, located five miles north of Moncks Corner, will be open daily to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with certified lifeguards on duty. Hours will be [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The Santee Cooper Vector Management Program has announced the areas in its management control zone for this year’s seasonal mosquito spraying around lakes Marion and Moultrie. Santee Cooper typically sprays around 60,000 acres annually by truck for adult mosquito control and about 300 acres for larval control [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper will conduct a test of its 15 warning sirens for the Santee Dam floodplain in Berkeley, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties on Monday, May 4. As part of the test, Santee Cooper will set off each siren in test mode, which includes about a one-minute siren followed by a pre-recorded message and a live [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper has awarded the contract for the demolition of Grainger Generating Station near Conway to National Salvage and Service Corp. National Salvage and Service Corp. will begin mobilizing to the site the week of May 4. Demolition work is scheduled to begin the second week of May, with interior equipment [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper begins its spring 2015 Mini-Bond sale April 1, offering investors the opportunity to purchase municipal bonds throughout April for as little as $200. Santee Cooper Mini-Bonds, which are tax exempt, are available for purchase by residents of South Carolina, customers of Santee Cooper, members of the [...]
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