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The Water Cycle: Everything is Interconnected

January 18, 2023

Evaporation, Condensation and Precipitation You might remember being taught the basics of the water cycle at school: Evaporation to condensation to precipitation and back again. You might even remember making your own cloud in a jar to help you visualize the cycle (see Fig. 1). While this three-part description is a good start, the water

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Wet Weather Disaster Preparation: Some Sanitary Solutions

January 12, 2023

Winter Weather and Wastewater Systems If fall and early winter of 2022 taught us anything, it is to be prepared for weather emergencies. Between Hurricane Ian in September and the “bomb cyclone” freezing temperatures of the winter holidays, the South, unfortunately, saw its fair share of weather-related disasters. Water and wastewater systems are among the

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New Year’s Resolutions: Protect Your Pipes, Protect Our Environment

December 29, 2022

This Year’s Resolutions Exercise, eat more vegetables, floss every night … it’s that time of year again! What are your top New Year’s resolutions? Does protecting your pipes make the list? If not, it should! Not only does proactively protecting your sewer system help prevent backups and overflows, but it also can save you money

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Keep Your Sewers Safe this Holiday Season

December 21, 2022

Winter Wonderlands and Snowy Sewers Have you been dreaming of a white Christmas this holiday season? The weather forecast tells us those dreams just might come true! But take care to keep your sewers safe — you don’t want to let the dream become a frozen fecal matter nightmare! Remember, if it is cold enough

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Introducing “The Textile Crescent and the Making of Greenville County”

December 9, 2022

A Community’s Seeds are Sown In 1873, the seeds of what would come to define the economy and culture of Greenville County began to be sown. Three men from Boston arrived in Greenville dreaming of a new direction for South Carolina, one that would capitalize on its agricultural strengths by creating a cotton manufacturing center

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MetroConnects Puts Rural Infrastructure Authority Grants to Work

November 28, 2022

The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) awards MetroConnects two $500,000 grants to perform much needed sewer system upgrades in the historic Wade Hampton and Gantt districts. Projects funded by the grants are part of a larger effort by MetroConnects to rehabilitate sewer systems throughout Greenville County that are in failing or poor condition. RIA

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