Grant helps Bath connect water lines, repair tower roof

COLUMBIA --- The Aiken County town of Bath is getting help with its water woes.

The South Carolina Budget and Control Board Grant Fund Program is sending $50,000 to Bath Water District to connect its water lines to the Valley Public Service Authority.

The grant also will pay for the water tower's new roof, which was destroyed by a tornado in March.

State Rep. Roland Smith, R-Warrenville, and state Sen. Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, had requested the grant from the Budget and Control Board's Office of Local Government. As part of the grant, the Bath Water District will be asked to provide $1,722 and to purchase insurance for its water tower.

-- Morris News Service