Building on the Orangeburg Utilities Division’s new $ 15 million operations heart started in June 2020.

The 63,475 sq. foot heart consists of two buildings positioned on a 24 acre website at 350 Sprinkle Ave.

“The one we’re utilizing now has been in operation since 1968, when the DPU was about 30% of its present dimension,” mentioned DPU spokesperson Randy Etters. “Now we have actually handed it. That one is not possible.”

The primary new constructing can be a 36,000 sq. foot crew facility and the second a 27,475 sq. foot steel constructing for parking and storage.

By the point of the arrival of 2021, the ability was largely accomplished with parking and inside work to be achieved.

The operations heart will home all DPU area employees, comparable to linemen, pure gasoline crews, water crews and wastewater therapy crews.

“Outdoors crews in every division have crew quarters that enable them to start out their day with day by day briefings,” Etters mentioned. “Everybody has room to assemble, lockers and bathrooms.”

The brand new operations heart can be on the positioning of the present operations heart.

“We’ll save a few of it,” Etters mentioned. “The sections that we are able to use for storage will stay. The remainder can be deleted.”

THS Constructors of Greenville is the contractor for the venture. The corporate participated within the development of the brand new well being and wellness complicated at Claflin College.

The design-bid group contains MCA Structure, Dangerfield Engineering, Arrowood & Arrowood, Mechanical Engineering Consulting Associates Inc. and eti Engineering, LLC.

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