Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) has identified a small number of homes in the Piedmont area for participation in an exclusive research pilot project that will provide residents a free inspection of their homes’ private sewer connections or “lateral” lines.

This project allows ReWa to research the impacts of wet weather on the community’s wastewater infrastructure, and will be conducted by technical leaders from the nationally recognized Brown and Caldwell engineering firm.

As an added benefit, any damaged lines that are identified by the study’s engineers could be refurbished or replaced entirely at no cost. We are grateful for your consideration of this request, and our teams will be available to answer any questions you might have about the details related to the research study, the inspection of your private lateral connection, or how you can ensure your participation in this project.

An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Community Center. During this meeting, you can meet the team who will be performing the work and ask questions.

For more information, please call Dillon Thompson, ReWa Project Manager, at (864) 299-4000, extension 318.

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Below are links to some Frequently Asked Questions, details about the informational meeting, a map of the identified area, and a gallery of photos that illustrate the work involved in the research pilot.