SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Water Pilot Project in SC

Center pivot irrigation is popular, but these systems often require adjustment to be efficient. Commissioner is here to tell us about a pilot project in South Carolina to help farmers improve their center pivots and save water and energy.


  • The Aiken Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with SCDA, DNR, NRCS and others, is conducting a pilot program throughout the state to determine how beneficial a Mobile Irrigation and Energy Lab would be in SC.
  • Abundant surface and groundwater are essential to the success of South Carolina’s $42 billion agriculture and natural resources economy.
  • This project is a great opportunity for farmers interested in conserving more water, reducing energy costs and saving money
  • This 3-year study will be of no cost to the producer and participants will receive a pre and post audit on one pivot as well as installation of state-of-the-art materials to upgrade one pivot system per farming operation
  • For more information please contact Sonya Terry at 803- 649- 4221 ext.3 or by emailing