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Renewable Water Resources’ public education campaign recognized as finalist at InnoVision awards reception

Posted December 2, 2015 in Press Release

News Release





Ashley Rhinehart

864-299-4000 ext. 283

Renewable Water Resources’ public education campaign recognized as finalist

at InnoVision awards reception

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 1, 2015) — Renewable Water Resources’ (ReWa) was one of two finalists for the 2015 InnoVision Awards in the Community Service Category.

The InnoVision Awards Program, founded by Deloitte in 1999 and presented by McNair Law Firm, P.A., is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of technology in the state through communication, education and recognition of the spirit of innovation and technological progress.

ReWa was cited for its work on educating people on the best way to protect the Upstate’s precious rivers, streams and creeks from pollution. To help convey this message, ReWa has developed and implemented an innovative public education campaign called Be Freshwater Friendly that includes seven engaging focuses: curb control, pipe patrol, poop etiquette, yard savvy, septic smarts, potty protocol and label wise. For more information about these initiatives, visit

The campaign aims to raise awareness, educate our community and to encourage behavioral changes in an engaging way.  By educating the public on how small changes in our day to day actions can make a large impact environmentally, we can decrease the pollutants that enter our wastewater and storm water systems which will help improve water quality in the Upstate of South Carolina.

“ReWa strives to provide the highest quality wastewater treatment services for the community, as well as provide engaging initiatives to support our mission,” said Ray Orvin, executive director at ReWa. “We are pleased to be recognized by InnoVision for our achievements.”

About Renewable Water Resources (ReWa):

ReWa’s goal is to promote a cleaner environment, and to protect the public health and water quality of the Upstate waterways, while providing and developing the necessary sewer infrastructure for the growing economy. ReWa serves more than 400,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens Counties. For more information about ReWa, visit