Greenville, S.C. (January 30, 2018) —Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) was notified on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 of an SSO in the vicinity of Galphin Drive near Bermuda Court and Gilstrap Drive in Greenville, S.C. The cause of the SSO was determined to be a blockage in the sewer line. ReWa crews responded and have been able to clear the blockage. The affected water bodies include the tributary of Brushy Creek and any downstream receiving waters. We recommend avoiding all contact with affected waterways until ReWa completes testing to confirm that the bacteria levels have returned to normal. ReWa has notified the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC). This SSO did not affect ReWa’s ability to provide sewer service to the area. As of mid-afternoon on Thursday, ReWa crews were still on site completing clean-up operations and will be posting caution signs in areas immediately downstream. As more information is available, updates will be posted to www.rewaonline.org.
Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) ReWa’s mission is to improve our community’s quality of life by transforming wastewater into renewable resources through responsible and innovative solutions. ReWa serves nearly 500,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens Counties.