Pickens’ plan for lake plant moving ahead

PICKENS — Pickens officials received an update this month on an effort that would see the creation of a water plant on Lake Keowee that would supply the city’s water.

“What we’re doing is, the city of Pickens and several other water groups, we’re going together and we’re going to build a plant on Keowee,” Councilman Donnie McKinney said during Pickens City Council’s Sept. 13 meeting. “Once we get up and going, your water will be coming out of Keowee instead of City Lake.”

During the meeting, city administrator Philip Trotter gave an update on recent events concerning the creation of the Pickens Regional Joint Water System.

“The city of Liberty was currently supplied by the Pickens County Water Authority,” he said. “They have petitioned Pickens County Water

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