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Sewer rehab project underway

Simpsonville, S.C. — An ongoing project that began in March 2017 to repair the sewer system in the City of Simpsonville remains successful, according to Public Works Director Jay Crawford.

Repairs are being made by contractor IPR Southeast in the City to reduce inflow and infiltration of stormwater into the sewer system. ReWa Renewable Water Resources, with which the City has a 15-year agreement, mandated the reduction of the inflow and infiltration of stormwater, according to Crawford.

Crawford said the project is on track.

“The sewer rehabilitation work continues to be successful,” Crawford said. “Given the degree to which sewer systems are important to everyday life, the repairs were needed, and funds wisely spent.”
A $10.2 million sewer rehabilitation bond taken out in 2016 is funding the project, which Frazier Engineer

ing is managing. Flow meters recording “excessive amounts” of storm water inflow and infiltration into the sanitary sewer during rain, visual inspection and CCTV cameras determined the needed repairs, according to Crawford.
Crawford said recent rain storms are a reminder the project is vital to the well-being of the City.

“We do not want to have a sewer system in ill-repair, when storms like Hurricane Michael or Florence reach the Upstate,” Crawford said. “We want to have a resilient sewer system, and the sewer rehabilitation project is giving the City just that.”

Progress of the sewer rehabilitation project can be tracked by visiting the “Sewer Rehabilitation” tab on the Public Works webpage at www.simpsonville.com.

For more information, contact Justin Lee Campbell, community relations specialist, at jcampbell@simpsonville.com.♦

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