Lake Murray dam walkway will remain open to public during maintenance work
Public Affairs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2009) – South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. (SCE&G) will begin installing monitoring equipment inside the walkway across the Lake Murray Dam Jan. 19. The work will take place 6 p.m.-6 a.m. to allow pedestrians continued daytime access to the walkway.

“We have taken great care in our planning to make sure the public will be able to enjoy the Lake Murray Dam walkway each day as we work at night,” said Jim Landreth, vice president of Fossil & Hydro Operations for SCE&G. “The only time the walkway will be closed to the public at both the Irmo and Lexington entrances will be nighttime hours.”

Required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the work involves installing instrumentation to monitor water pressure. The work is expected to take approximately one month to complete; there will be no impact to lake levels.

SCE&G is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 649,000 customers in 26 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 302,000 customers in 34 counties in the state. Information about SCE&G is available on the company’s Web site at