DHEC Forum Allows Public to Voice Concerns About the Edisto River

Close to 500 were in attendance last night for the public forum at Aiken Electric Cooperative as representatives from DHEC explained the registration process for agricultural surface water withdrawals in South Carolina and defended their implementation of the law with Walther Farms as it begins establishing its giant potato farm along the Edisto River.

Following a talk from DHEC, the floor was open to the public for a lengthy Q&A in which residents could voice their concerns to DHEC as well as the many legislators who were present, including Representative Bill Taylor and Senator Nikki Setzler.  

Read about the meeting at the StateTimes and Democrat or at The Aiken Standard
Learn more about the issue at Friends of the Edisto and Edisto Concerns