We all agree on clean water

Stealing this one from our friends over at the Value of Water. The reason is because we love the data provided here. According to one of the agency’s recent national polls: 82% of respondents think it’s extremely important/important to invest in strategies and programs that develop sustainable water supplies. The specific breakout: 54% said its… read more »

Why Not Adopt-a-River?

By Blake Visin IS Director at ReWa   That’s exactly what Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) has done for the past 20 years; we’ve adopted a 1.5 mile stretch of the Reedy River that flows from Interstate 85 through the Mauldin Road facility to the adjacent Conestee Foundation’s property. Additionally, over the last ten years, Boy Scout Troop 421 has participated in a ‘minisweep’ of the one mile section of… read more »

Help the Environment and Our Water!

By Joseph Fernandez 6th Grader at GREEN Charter School   Being freshwater friendly helps the environment and saves our water. Like Thomas Fuller once said “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” If we don’t watch out our water could become polluted and we wouldn’t be able to use water like we… read more »

How Can I Be Freshwater Friendly?

By Jenny Zhang 5th Grader at GREEN Charter School Did you know that when fertilizing your garden, you could actually be polluting the environment? Did you know that dog poo can cause pollution? Did you know that the fat, oil and grease that you pour down the drain will dispense into freshwater rivers and streams?… read more »

Be Freshwater Friendly Receives Award

Renewable Water Resources’ (ReWa) Be Freshwater Friendly campaign was presented the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Public Information and Education Award earlier this month at their national conference. The award honors agencies for their inventive efforts to educate the public on the effects of waste water treatment and pollution control on the environment.… read more »

The Gift of the Environment

The holidays have arrived and joy fills the air! During this special time of the year, we are thoughtful of all the things we are thankful for, and why. During this holiday season and the rest of the year, I would like to recognize the gift that we all can appreciate… the environment, a gift… read more »

Avoid the FOG Clog!

FOG is an acronym for Fats, Oils, and Grease… not exactly an appealing topic, I know. Before you throw everything but the kitchen sink INTO the kitchen sink, there are a few things you should know. I would like to share my point of view as a plant foreman at ReWa on how FOG can… read more »

To Flush or Not To Flush

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There has been a lot of news lately about contaminants that have entered our Upstate waterway system. You probably heard the stories on the evening news, read it in the paper or maybe online. The detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC-DHEC) and several Upstate water… read more »

Project Rx: A River Remedy

by Stacey Flax Project Rx: A River Remedy is a great example of a local event that helps protect the environment. The community collaboration that this event has grown into is such a wonderful way for us to safeguard the rivers, lakes, and streams that our beautiful region has to offer. Greenville is known for… read more »

Poop Etiquette: It’s Everybody’s Business

By Jessica Brown   Being a champion of dog-doo etiquette and a multiple dog owner, I was asked to write about why I think scooping my pets’ poop is so important. THERE ARE THREE MAIN REASONS. NUMBER ONE: I want to be a good dog owner. I don’t want to give other dog owners out there a bad name. Those of us who love… read more »