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Understanding Sewer Systems

May 9, 2023

There are three main types of sewer systems: Sanitary, stormwater and combined. Sanitary sewer systems handle wastewater, and stormwater sewer systems handle stormwater. Wastewater must be cleaned at wastewater treatment facilities before being released back into the environment; stormwater systems move stormwater directly to nearby bodies of water without treatment. Everything is Connected Have you

MetroConnects Investigates a Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Simpsonville

May 6, 2023

Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict (MetroConnects) is investigating a sanitary sewer overflow near Elstar Loop Road in Simpsonville, behind the Gilder Creek Farm Subdivision. MetroConnects responded to an overflowing manhole on Friday, May 5, 2023. MetroConnects’ crews worked overnight to remove bricks and large rocks that had been thrown down into the manhole, causing the sewer line

MetroConnects Awarded $20 Million for Mills Mill and Dunean Mill Villages

April 26, 2023

Big Impact on Small Communities MetroConnects is excited to announce it has received $20 million in grant funding from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA)! The funding was part of an allocation from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, passed in 2021, which is managed by the South Carolina Infrastructure Investment Program (SCIIP). It includes

Water Week in Washington

April 25, 2023

Water professionals gather in Washington, D.C., April 23-29 for World Water Week 2023. Finances, PFAS protections, low-income utility assistance, and wet wipe labeling regulations are among the topics to be discussed. The National Policy Fly-In, the week’s cornerstone event, is sponsered by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF),

Earth Day: Investing in Our Sewer Infrastructure, Investing in Our Planet

April 20, 2023

Earth Day Investments MetroConnects is excited to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. This year’s theme, “Investing in Our Planet,” is particularly fitting for us as we continue to grow, now serving more than 99,000 customers in Greenville County. Metro’s investments in Greenville County’s wastewater collection infrastructure help to protect our most precious resource