For more information, please contact:
Dudley Brown, Strategic Communications Manager
UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024
Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) experienced 17 Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) that occurred during heavy rains on Tuesday, Jan. 9. All sites resumed normal operations the evening of Jan. 9. These events have not impacted ReWa’s ability to provide sewer service.
Proper notifications have been made to all proper regulatory authorities, including the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).
ReWa teams are addressing and monitoring these sites. Samples are being collected for laboratory analysis. ReWa will continue to post updates regarding progress and new details as they become available. For additional information, please contact our hotline at 864-299-4004. Any updates will be posted as a “news alert” at the top of our homepage at ReWaonline.org.
Sites being monitored:
- An SSO was reported at 3:09 p.m. near Club Forest Lane within the Reedy River Basin in Greenville.
- Between 3:19 and 3:40 p.m., six SSOs were reported near Quail Run Circle in Fountain Inn within the Enoree River Basin.
- Two SSOs were reported near Grove Road in Greenville between 2:23 and 2:27 p.m. within the Enoree River Basin.
- An SSO was reported near Lynn Street in Greenville at 3:28 p.m. within the Enoree River Basin.
- At 3:16 p.m., a SSO near Gail Drive in Mauldin was reported within the Reedy River Basin.
- A SSO was reported near Spring Street in Pelzer at 2:40 p.m.
- At 11:20 a.m., an SSO was reported near Carriage Drive in Greer within the Enoree River Basin. It ended at 3:30 p.m.
- Three SSOs were reported near Driftwood Lane in Taylors between 10:57 and 11:01 a.m. within the Enoree River Basin.
- An SSO was reported near Melbourne Lane at 11:14 a.m. within the Enoree River Basin in Greenville.
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 350 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. To learn more about ReWa, visit ReWaonline.org.