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Indigenous Water Protectors Educate on Sustainability

November 21, 2022

Saluda River Indigenous Water Protectors’ Long Tradition Long before the first Europeans began settling near the Saluda and Reedy Rivers in what is now known as Greenville County, Indigenous people of the Catawba and Cherokee nations farmed and hunted along the river banks. The Catawba, whose name means “people of the river” inhabited large swaths

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Right: America Recycles Day Turns 25

November 15, 2022

Let nothing go to waste this America Recycles Day! Every year since 1997, America Recycles Day has provided the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of the four R’s of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Right. Every day in United States, the average individual produces 4.9 pounds of trash. This translates to 292.4 million

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MetroConnects Service Spotlight: Honoring Our Veterans

November 9, 2022

Honoring Those Who Serve This Veterans Day, MetroConnects would like to honor our veteran employees who not only serve the Greenville County community but have served the country as well. In the first of our series that recognizes MetroConnects employees’ service to others, we celebrate Master Sergeant Joshua Hawkins, Metro’s chief technology Officer; Sergeant Martin

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“Forever Chemicals”: An Urgent Wastewater Challenge

November 3, 2022

South Carolina has one of the highest levels of PFAS, or “forever chemical,” contamination in the nation. Source water, soil, fish and food grown near places that use or manufacture PFAS have been found to contain PFAS at levels that are toxic to humans and animals. Individuals can help lower PFAS levels in the environment

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Smoke and Dye Testing: Protecting the Environment, Protecting You

October 25, 2022

Smoke and dye testing are quick, easy ways for MetroConnects to detect leaks in sewer lines. Preventing and repairing leaks helps to protect the environment and public health. If you suspect you have a leak, call MetroConnects at (864) 277-4442. Sanitary Sewer Systems: A Crucial Job Our sanitary sewer systems have one crucial job: Move

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We Can Work Together

October 21, 2022

Partner with MetroConnects to be a strong sewer steward! Our highest priority is to protect public health and the environment through sustainable wastewater collection services. Together, we can keep our pipes clear and our water clean. How Can You Help? The first step to being a sewer steward is keeping your pipes in good working

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The Clean Water Act Turns 50!

October 18, 2022

The Clean Water Act turns 50! On October 18, 1972, the United States approved the Clean Water Act (CWA). This Act formally recognizes that access to clean water is a fundamental human right. The goal of CWA is to restore and maintain the purity of water sources in the United States for safe use by

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