I must say it is a continued privilege and honor to serve as your Mayor. This month, I delivered my sixth State of the Town Address highlighting another significant year of turning our vision into reality in the Town of Lexington.
The Town of Lexington is committed to bringing safety to our citizens through state-of-the-art utility infrastructure. Exactly one year ago, the town took over the I-20 Wastewater Treatment Facility formerly run by Carolina Water Service.
The transition of this facility to the Town of Lexington is the realization of many years of effort by the Town, Central Midlands Council of Governments, other regional municipal and county governments, state and federal environmental regulators, and concerned citizens to fully implement a regional sewer system to improve water quality and safeguard our natural waterways in accordance with the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Within the first month of ownership, the Town of Lexington diverted all flow from the I-20 Wastewater Treatment Facility to the Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility in Cayce officially eliminating discharge previously polluting the Saluda River.
Our commitment to the new 2,300 customers we serve includes substantial planned investments in sewer infrastructure rehabilitation and improvements over the next five years to ensure the sewer system meets high environmental, safety and service standards.
If you missed any of the State of the Town Address, you may watch replays on our Spectrum Cable community access station 1301 or on the Town’s website at www.lexsc.com.