Greenville, S.C. (August 29, 2017) — Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) along with project engineer Black and Veatch will host a special media briefing Tuesday, August 29 at 5:15 p.m. at the United Community Bank in downtown Greenville.
Dig Greenville leadership will provide an update on the project prior to hosting a public forum. The underground tunnel project is the largest in Greenville’s history and features a roughly one-mile long gravity sewer tunnel approximately 100 feet below ground spanning from Hudson Street to Cleveland Park. The $46 million project will not affect sewer rates since ReWa performs rate studies and incorporates future capital planning needs in these plans.
The current system for the Reedy River Basin, which affects downtown Greenville all the way to Travelers Rest, is nearing capacity. This project will be able to handle the basin’s needs for the next 100 years. While the project is a long-term solution, Dig Greenville also will be meeting immediate needs by providing an increased buffer against sewer surcharges due to inflow and infiltration during rain events.
About Black & Veatch:
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in power, oil and gas, water, telecommunications and government services. For nearly 75 years, Black & Veatch’s water business has provided reliable, innovative solutions in water and wastewater treatment as well as conveyance infrastructure for communities in the Carolinas. For more information, visit www.bv.com.
About Renewable Water Resources:
ReWa’s mission is to improve our community’s quality of life by transforming wastewater into renewable resources through 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.