Utilities and Infrastructure

Service providers in Florence County have invested heavily in the infrastructure required to support the needs of today’s sophisticated business and industries. Some examples appear below:

Water/Wastewater:

Florence County is served by eight public water/wastewater entities with the City of Florence being the primary provider. The City of Johnsonville, City of Lake City, Town of Coward, Town of Olanta, Town of Pamplico, Town of Scranton, and the Town of Timmonsville operate additional systems.

Further details on the City of Florence Water/Wastewater System:
Water System Capacity is permitted at 30 mgd, Average Daily Usage-Water is 11.5 mgd, Wastewater System Capacity is 15.0 mgd, and Average Daily Usage-Wastewater is 9.2 mgd.  A new $100 million dollar wastewater treatment facility will come online in 2011.  This facility will significantly increase excess capacity and will provide the potable water needs of the entire region for decades.

Electricity:

Suppliers compete for new customers in certain locations in Florence County. Supplies of electricity are abundant for the future and service reliability is rated among the best in the nation. Incentive rates are available to both new and expanding business and industry under certain conditions.
»  Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc.
»  Progress Energy, Inc

Natural Gas:

Is likewise available in abundant supplies for both firm and interruptible customers in most portions of Florence County.

»  SCE&G, a SCANA Company

Telecommunications:

Florence County has a state-of-the-art telecommunications system. Fiber optic cable and ISDN service have been deployed extensively throughout the county. A full array of broadband data and e-commerce services are available in many areas for business customers, including web hosting and other Internet services. DSL high-speed Internet access and other advanced voice features are available in many areas as well.  Time Warner Cable offers high speed internet and point to point data lines to customers in most of the Florence County area.
»  AT&T
»  Time Warner Cable of SC


Airline Service:
Florence Regional Airport has commercial service to/from Charlotte, NC six times daily via US Airways Express. Using airport carrier: US Airways, one can fly directly and conveniently into the Florence, SC area. The airport has a Category 1 ILS rating and a full-service FBO for corporate aircraft.
»  Florence Regional Airport (FLO)

Ports:
Florence County has direct four lane highway and rail connections to the Ports of Charleston, SC (97 miles) and Wilmington, NC (105 miles).

»  SC Port of Charleston, SC
»  NC Port of Wilmington NC

 
Highways:
Florence County is served by Interstate Highways I-20 and I-95. In addition, there are four major U.S. Highways traversing Florence County. The average commuting time to work in Florence County is 18.9 minutes.
» Area Trucking Co
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