Thirteen years ago, state planners recommended that rules be adopted to limit groundwater withdrawals and control irrigation from Aiken through Lexington and Richland counties. But the state Department of Health and Environmental Control didn’t think withdrawals in the state’s mid section were enough of a threat to justify regulation. Tim Dominick, Matt Walsh, Sammy Fretwell mwalsh@thestate.com
Thirteen years ago, state planners recommended that rules be adopted to limit groundwater withdrawals and control irrigation from Aiken through Lexington and Richland counties. But the state Department of Health and Environmental Control didn’t think withdrawals in the state’s mid section were enough of a threat to justify regulation. Tim Dominick, Matt Walsh, Sammy Fretwell mwalsh@thestate.com

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