How Can I Help

There are many ways you can do your part to help keep our environment and water clean.

Fats, Oils & Grease, also known as FOG, can be harmful to the environment. If poured down the drain, FOG sticks to the inside of the sewer lines. Over time, this grease builds up and blocks the sewer system causing raw sewage overflows and backups. To learn more, visit www.pipepatrol.org.

Inflow and Infiltration (I & I) occurs when rainwater and groundwater enter the sewer system and mix with sewerage, reducing the carrying capacity of the sewer lines. This can lead to surcharged manholes, overflowing manholes, and the exposure of our community to the diseases and pollutants carried in wastewater. For more information, please visit rewaonline.org/about/learn/inflow-infiltration.

If you ever see unauthorized people around manholes, a lid off a manhole, a tree down on a sewer line, or other visual issues, please contact Metro at 864.277.4442 to help us keep our lines safe and working properly.

Never allow children to play around a manhole, on a pipe crossing a creek, or in water that contains stormwater runoff or wastewater.