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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 serve. ReWa and MetroConnects are working together to create a joint HMP because our services are interdependent. Learn more about our plan.

The goal is to:

  • Develop a long-term strategy for reducing disaster damage, reconstruction, and repetitive damage to the infrastructure critical for wastewater service in the community;
  • Unlock millions of dollars in potential funding for hazard mitigation and resilience measures that can generate benefits for the community; and
  • Identify and prioritize projects that can help prevent service disruptions to our customers before, during, and after natural and human-made events.

As part of the federal regulations and guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), we seek public input during the planning process, including those from underserved and socially vulnerable populations. We invite members of the public to attend MetroConnects Public Meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2023. The meeting will be held in the training room located at MetroConnects, 120 Augusta Arbor Way, Greenville, 29605. Your attendance and input are welcomed and appreciated.

We also welcome your feedback by April 30 through a survey: https://forms.office.com/r/yZ5d93sQDM. Paper copies of the survey will be available at the MetroConnects reception desk at 120 Augusta Arbor Way, Greenville, 29605, from April 10-30, 2023. Paper copies of the survey will also be available at the public meetings. We look forward to hearing from you about our Hazard Mitigation Plan!