What’s Under the Laurens Square?

There has been a lot of digging on the Laurens Square in recent days. Signs approaching the square advise drivers of some metal plates being used to keep traffic open. What’s behind the activity was explained to the Laurens Commissioners of Public Works during their February meeting last evening. General Manager John Young told about the CPW’s Water and Sewer Division uncovering a 50,000-gallon underground water tank on the south side of the square. Young said they are inspecting and mapping the tank so these facts will be available when needed. He noted that is seemed that Tommy Burns was the only one who knew about the existence of this underground tank.

The CPW also has removed a fire hydrant from where it has been located on the square. The Commissioners were advised it is being moved to a different, more secure location on the square.