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Chad Lawson, Director of Communications,

at (864) 483-1134 or

UPDATE: Wednesday, December 27, 2023

ReWa restores operations following weather-related sewer overflows

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) confirmed on Wednesday that it has restored operations at five sites where Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) occurred during heavy rains on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

  • An SSO began at 11 a.m. near Club Forest Lane within the Reedy River Basin in Greenville. It ended at 1 p.m. when flows returned to normal.
  • Another SSO was first reported at 11:25 a.m. near Melbourne Road within the Enoree River Basin in Greenville. It ended at 2 p.m. when flows returned to normal.
  • Three SSOs occurred near Driftwood Lane within the Enoree River Basin in the Taylors area. Those overflows were initially reported at 10:55 a.m. One ended at 4:30 p.m. and the remaining two ceased at 8:15 p.m.

These events will NOT affect ReWa’s ability to provide sewer service to the area and will also NOT affect the safety or quality of our community’s drinking water.

All reported SSOs on Tuesday were caused by heavy rains that have continued throughout the day, and those noted above were measured to reflect volumes of more than 5,000 gallons. Proper notifications have been made to all proper regulatory authorities, including the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).

ReWa teams will continue to monitor these sites and will collect samples for laboratory analysis. Pending further review, 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

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