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For Sewer Safe Spring Planting, Get the 811

April 11, 2023

Spring has Sprung! Now that the last frost has (hopefully) passed, it is time to get planting. But remember, always call 811 or visit https://sc811.com before you dig, no matter how big or small your project. You never know what utilities are just below the surface! Sewer Safety One thing to keep in mind during

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ReWa, MetroConnects Seek Input to Develop Hazard Mitigation Plan

April 10, 2023

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) and MetroConnects are committed to protecting the health and clean water. Critical to both organizations is preparing for natural and human-made hazards. We need the public’s input to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to proactively address hazards (e.g., flooding) that pose a risk to wastewater services in the areas we

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What is I&I?

April 5, 2023

I&I, or Inflow and Infiltration, occurs when stormwater enters sewer pipes through cracks, leaky seals, or faulty or illegal connections. Excess water from I&I can trigger Sanitary Sewer Overflows. Water that enters sewer systems through I&I puts costly pressure on wastewater treatment facilities. What is I&I? In the sanitary sewer world, problems often occur out

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MetroConnects’ Women in Wastewater!

March 28, 2023

Yorleny Davis Customer Service Representative I joined MetroConnects in July 2022. Prior to working at Metro, I never knew there was so much happening in the wastewater industry. Being in a new field, I still have a lot to learn, and it has been an exciting challenge for me personally, one that I enjoy tremendously

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Carol Elliot, a Wastewater Professional Pioneer

March 23, 2023

MetroConnects General Manager Carol Elliott entered the wastewater field more than 30 years ago, breaking barriers in the traditionally male-dominated industry. This month, Elliott was honored with the Water Environment Association of South Carolina’s Golden Manhole Award. Elliott’s achievements include leading MetroConnects through historic consolidation beginning in 2020 that grew Metro’s customer base from approximately

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Fix a Leak Week: Water Saving Tips and Tricks

March 21, 2023

It is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s annual FIX A LEAK WEEK! While it is important to keep an eye out for leaks in your household all year long, the EPA reminds us March 20-27 to do some annual checkups and preventative maintenance. Did you know that leaks can waste nearly one trillion gallons of

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Women in Wastewater: Ashley Yeh Brings Engineering Expertise

Engineering Director Ashley Yeh breaks barriers in one of the world’s most male-dominated fields. Yeh brings more than 15 years of engineering and wastewater experience to MetroConnects. Yeh has been instrumental during MetroConnects’ historic consolidation of six special purpose districts into MetroConnects’ service area. Breaking Barriers Studies have shown that engineering just might be the

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