Timmonsville voters approve Florence water takeover

The people of Timmonsville have given the go ahead to the City of Florence to takeover the town's water system.

397 people voted in favor of the takeover, 48 voted against it.

26% of registered voters in the town voted in Tuesday's election, a high percentage for a special election according to David Alford, head of Florence County Elections and Voter Registration.

For years, residents have complained of dirty tap water and sewer back-ups.

Florence will have to make $12 million in repairs and assume a $6 million loan with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Residents were told their water rates wouldn't go up for the first two years.

For a list of stories we've covered about Timmonsville's water, click here.