FAQs: COVID-19 precautions at ReWA

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there is no current evidence that the COVID-19 virus survives the disinfection process for drinking water and wastewater. It’s important to remember the following:

  • The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.
  • The risk of transmission through feces is expected to be low based on data from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
  • At this time, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 through sewer systems is extremely low.
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Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Resulting from Build-up of Grease

Greenville, S.C. (February 27, 2020) – Due to an excess buildup of grease Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) has recently experienced a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) in the area near 23 North Acres Drive Greenville, SC.

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