ReWa receives Excellence in Asset Management Award

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA—Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) received the Excellence in Asset Management Award at the South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC) that’s being held in Myrtle Beach through March 13.

The award is given to utilities, municipalities or state agencies to celebrate achievements in asset management.

“A dedicated team of ReWa employees have focused on developing the utility’s asset management program and it continues to develop in ways to benefit ratepayers and the company for years to come,” said Rebecca West, ReWa’s chief operations officer. “We appreciate that the Water Environment Association of South Carolina and the South Carolina American Water Works Association are recognizing our commitment to this work.”

ReWa accepted the award on March 10 during the conference’s opening session.

Asset management involves utilities managing critical assets by tracking age, usage, maintenance history and a range of other variables.

In 2016, ReWa defined the best practices and processes for investing in its assets through asset management. Building on these practices and processes ensures that proper investments are made to provide the highest quality of wastewater treatment.

ReWa employees have also served on the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) and the South Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association (SCAWWA) committees while sharing asset management knowledge and supporting other utilities. The utility gave a presentation at the 2023 Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference.

Utilities can prolong the life of equipment and budget for repairs and replacements while reducing operations costs and capital expenditures through asset management.

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.