ReWa promotes employee volunteerism

‘ReWa Gives Back’ supports community, utility, personal development

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA—Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) is emphasizing the importance of volunteer work as part of its new “ReWa Gives Back” initiative.

The utility’s commitment to serving and investing in the community is being reinforced by encouraging its team members to volunteer with nonprofits complementing ReWa’s mission for four hours a year during work hours.

“All of us have a responsibility to share our gifts, and ReWa strives to support our employees while they serve our neighbors and strengthen the communities that we live in,” said Joel Jones, ReWa’s CEO. “We are an innovative utility with high-quality people and sharing their talents is the right thing to do.”

Volunteer time, which also is encouraged after work, supports the community and it helps ReWa’s team better understand the community so it can continue improving the utility’s service.

The ReWa Gives Back Employee Volunteer Committee consists of ReWa employees who aim to foster a culture of social responsibility and community service among employees while promoting teamwork, employee engagement and personal development.

The program was announced during ReWa’s employee celebration on Feb. 29, an early observation of Water Professionals Day, which celebrates those working in drinking water, wastewater and stormwater industries. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill proclaiming the first Monday in March Water Professionals Day.

In addition to celebrating Rewa’s team, the Feb. 29 celebration kicked off a series of events for employees to commemorate the utility’s upcoming centennial in March 2025.

ABOUT RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES (ReWa): Since 1925, Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) has been committed to providing high-quality wastewater treatment services to the Upstate of South Carolina while promoting a cleaner environment, protecting public health and the water quality of Upstate waterways, and developing the necessary sewer infrastructure to sustain our community and growing economy. With nine water resource recovery facilities and more than 430 miles of pipe, we serve a broad geographic area, including Greenville County and portions of Anderson, Laurens, Pickens and Spartanburg counties. Each day an estimated 42 million gallons of water passes through our trunk lines and reclamation facilities before being cleaned and returned to our area rivers and streams.