Sewer Permit Applications

Metro staff permits all new sewer construction that will be dedicated to Metro for operation and maintenance. New projects must meet Metro requirements prior to obtaining a permit to construct and all projects must follow Metro’s Construction Phase Requirements prior to being accepted into the system.  Metro staff also permits all new connections to the system. Click here to fill out a Sanitary Sewer Permit Application or click here to download an application to be completed and faxed to 864-277-4272.

*MetroConnects accepts credit card payments for permits. Please call 864-277-4442 to provide your credit card information, a service fee of $18 per residential permit will be applied. A copy of the permit will be emailed to you once payment is received. Please note the service fee for commercial and industrial permits is 2.5 percent per permit. Metro also will continue to accept payments by check or cash in the exact amount of the permit.

MetroConnects contracts with an outside contractor approved by the South Carolina Public Service Commission for the operations and maintenance of its pump stations. Careful evaluation of expenses associated with the use of Metro in-house personnel and equipment for pipeline construction and pump station O&M concluded that an outside contract, with Metro over-site, was the cost-effective solution.

Permitting for individual connections
To connect to the sanitary sewer line you must pay a new account fee to Renewable Water Resources (864-299-4000) and obtain a permit from Greenville County (864-467-7100). If there is a 6-inch lateral already stubbed out for connection, the County will inspect the 4-inch lateral. If you have to connect to the mainline, Metro will inspect the installation of the 6-inch lateral and the County will inspect the installation of the 4-inch lateral. We will provide information to give to your plumber with the details for construction. To connect, please call 864-277-4442.

Beginning on July 1, 2020, all connections to Metro’s sanitary sewer lines will require a cleanout and will need to be inspected by MetroConnects. Both an open trench inspection and a final inspection will be required. Please review MetroConnects Sanitary Sewer Standards and Procedures manual and Details, specifically Detail E-16.  Complete the online Sanitary Sewer Cleanout Inspection Request form. *Cleanout inspections will be conducted Monday through Thursday only, so please plan accordingly.