May 22, 2023
Otis Prentiss Mills opened Mills Manufacturing Company in 1897. By the 1920s, Mills Mill Village consisted of 250 homes with more than 1,000 residents, sports fields, a tennis court, a playground, croquet grounds, a small school, a church, and a store. MetroConnects was recently awarded $10 million in SCIIP funds to replace and rehabilitate the
May 12, 2023
The MetroConnects Board of commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2023. View the meeting agenda. A Commission Workshop will be held at 12 p.m. View the meeting agenda.
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
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
May 1, 2023
The MetroConnects Board of Commissioner’s Finance and Executive Committees meet Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The Finance Committee will meet at 12 p.m. View the meeting agenda. The Executive Committee will meet at 12:45 p.m. View the meeting agenda.
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
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),
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