Published Oct. 6, 2011
The Renewable Water Resources, or ReWa, collected a record low number of tires from the Reedy River during its annual litter pick-up event.
The River Sweep usually yields 100 tires on average each year. Forty-two ReWa employees and five volunteers from the Greenville County Recreation District participated in the 16th annual Reedy River Sweep to remove trash, tires, and other debris from the Reedy River and its banks.
Volunteers clean the 1.5-mile riverfront at the intersection of I-85 and Mauldin Road that runs through the ReWa property and serves as the receiving stream for the plant. The sweep helps protect the Upstate’s water quality.
The event was scheduled in conjunction with the 23rd annual state-wide S.C. Beach Sweep/River Sweep week, which is organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the SCANA Corp. More than 6,000 S.C. volunteers removed more than 45 tons of debris from state waterways last year.
ReWa serves more than 400,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties.