ⓘ Santee, South Carolina

                                     

ⓘ Santee, South Carolina

Santee is a town in Orangeburg County along the Santee River Valley in central South Carolina, United States. It has become a resort town of note located centrally north-south along the Atlantic Seaboard of South Carolina. The region has been rural, with a primarily agricultural economy typical of Orangeburg County, but is now known primarily for its several golf courses in proximity to Lake Marion, Santee State Park and other Lake Marion attractions. Interstate 95 connects its attractions easily with tourists traveling by automobile. I-95 crosses a narrow arm of the lake into the town lands, along a causeway. Lake Marion is a man-made hydroelectric reservoir, which at 110.000 acres is one of the fifty largest lakes in the country.

Population 740 2000 census. The city is experiencing economic growth and population growth, and rural niches are supplanted sleeping areas.

The construction of the Santee Cooper regional water system can provide millions of gallons of drinking water per day to the surrounding five counties centered about Santee. The system was coordinated by the Department of agriculture and is funded by the army corps of engineers, U.S. EPA and South Carolina Department of Commerce. The plant was commissioned as of 1 June 2008. Work to connect the plant to five districts maintained and monitored by and funded by the same parties. Currently the RWS serves the town of Santee, with pipeline rapidly can be installed in other places. Incoming businesses from this project are projected to bring thousands of jobs in the area.

Lake Marion High school and technical center is located in the city.