Greenville, S.C. (July 19, 2017) – Upstate children have the chance to make their mark on the future of Greenville’s infrastructure during Dig Greenville’s Face of the Drill contest, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS).
Patients are invited to design a face for the cartoon rendering of the drill that will be used to bore a tunnel through downtown Greenville for Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)’s Dig Greenville wastewater conveyance improvement project. The cartoon drill will serve as an education and outreach mascot for the duration of the Dig Greenville project, encouraging residents to learn about the updates and improvements to Greenville’s infrastructure happening beneath their feet.
The winner of the contest will have their artwork featured on much of the Dig Greenville promotional materials, and will be announced during GHS Children’s Hospital’s Radiothon 2017. Radiothon is an annual fundraiser for GHS Children’s Hospital hosted by Entercom Upstate, and will take place August 3 and 4 on all Entercom stations.
“We are excited to partner with GHS for this contest and engage the creativity of the future of Greenville, because that’s really who this project is for,” said Ashley Rhinehart, Public Relations Coordinator for ReWa. “We are designing the future of Greenville’s infrastructure, and we want future generations to be a part of that.”
The Dig Greenville project is a wastewater conveyance project that will feature a roughly one-mile long gravity sewer tunnel that will be 100 feet below ground. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018.
About Dig Greenville:
Dig Greenville is a wastewater conveyance project that will feature a roughly one-mile long gravity sewer tunnel that will be 100 feet below ground spanning from Hudson Street to Cleveland Park. The $46 million project will expand Renewable Water Resources’ (ReWa) sewer capacity to help ReWa meet the sewer needs of the area for the next 100 years, and will take approximately 30 months to complete.
About Greenville Health System:
Greenville Health System (GHS) — an academic health system that is the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina — is committed to medical excellence through research, patient care and education. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services throughout the Upstate. The 1,358-bed system is home to 15 medical residency and fellowship programs. GHS is also home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and GHS. Visit ghs.org for more information.
About Renewable Water Resources:
ReWa’s mission is to improve our community’s quality of life by transforming wastewater into renewable resources using responsible and innovative solutions. ReWa serves more than 400,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens Counties. For more information about the Agency, visit www.rewaonline.org.