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Understanding Your Lateral: Why it Matters to You

October 3, 2022

  At MetroConnects, we hope our customers don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their plumbing. To keep plumbing from becoming a problem, though, it helps to know a bit about how it works. As a homeowner or renter, you probably keep a plunger handy in case of backups in toilets and drains, but

Protect the Source: Keeping our Water Systems Clean

September 29, 2022

Water Wise Gardening Lawns and gardens can add beauty to a home, but without careful planning and maintenance, they also can contribute to water pollution and put extra strain on wastewater systems. When planning your garden, remember to check for pipes before you dig. Plant trees and other strong rooting plants at least 10 feet

Fall Planting Tips: How to Create Sewer Safe Landscaping

September 27, 2022

Fall has officially arrived! And with milder weather on its way, it is time to start thinking about your next landscaping project. Fall is one of the best times of year in the Upstate to plant trees. Adding a tree to your property can be a win all around — trees increase curb appeal and

Poinsett Hwy Lane Closure Lifted

September 26, 2022

MetroConnects has completed sewer maintenance along Poinsett Highway, from Furman University to Rutherford Road. Crews performed maintenance, cleaned 17,868 feet of sewer main, and replaced or removed 38 manhole covers that were no longer level with the road’s surface. Forgoing loud and destructive jackhammers, crews used MetroConnects’ state-of-the-art “Mr. Manhole” technology to cut around the

What Can We Learn from Jackson? Mississippi’s Water Crisis is an Infrastructure Wake up Call: Part 2

September 21, 2022

Continued from “What Can We Learn from Jackson? Mississippi’s Water Crisis is an Infrastructure Wake up Call: Part 1” Water infrastructure issues pose particularly threat to low-income and rural communities and communities of color. Consolidating services can help underserved utilities protect against water and wastewater emergencies, and lower long-term costs for consumers.   Jackson is

What Can We Learn from Jackson? Mississippi’s Water Crisis is an Infrastructure Wake up Call: Part 1

September 20, 2022

Jackson’s water crisis reflects a $2.6 trillion national infrastructure emergency.  South Carolina scores below the national average on water and wastewater infrastructure report card.   Jackson Water Crisis an Infrastructure Wake-up Call Stories of the water crisis in Jackson, Miss., have dominated the news since late August this year. “Jackson Water System is Failing,” “Residents