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Dominion Energy Partners with Local Divers to Clean Lake Murray

CAYCE, S.C. — Dominion Energy will team up with scuba divers from the Wateree Dive Center for “Clean the Lake Days,” an event to remove trash from Lake Murray.

“We have a huge appreciation for our lake, and we want to give back to our community by helping to keep our valuable resources clean,” said Andy Ogburn with the Wateree Dive Center. “We’re excited to be able to contribute to keeping Lake Murray safe and enjoyable.” 

Certified divers will meet at Sandy Beach to plunge deep into the lake and collect as much trash as possible. Once the garbage is gathered, the divers, friends and family will bag it and Dominion Energy’s Lake Management team will haul it away.

“Dominion Energy takes great pride in being a good community partner, and we’re pleased to support a group of divers who eagerly support our mission of being environmentally conscious and responsible for keeping our waterways healthy and clean,” said Jim Landreth, vice president of Fossil Hydro Operations for Dominion Energy. “We’d also like to encourage anyone enjoying the lake, or any other body of water, to be safe.”

This event is in its third year and has collected more than 1,000 pounds of trash so far. This year’s goal is to remove 1 ton of garbage from Lake Murray.   

WHEN:  Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:  Sandy Beach, Lake Murray                            

DIRECTIONS:  From downtown Columbia:

  • Take Interstate 126 west to Interstate 20 west
  • Take exit 55B onto South Lake Drive
  • Turn left onto Gibson Road
  • Turn right onto St. Peters Road
  • Turn left onto Old Cherokee Road, and a right onto Brady Porth Road

About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company expects to cut overall emissions 80 percent by 2050 and reduce methane emissions 50 percent by 2030. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.