Officials from more than 25 local governments, conservation groups and public utilities will be meeting on November 15, 2017 to discuss the future of the Reedy River at the third “Big Tent” event. [Read More…]
When a downtown Greenville portion of the Reedy River turned bright neon green this month, the response was swift and efficient thanks to the continuing efforts of members of the Reedy River Water Quality Group (RRWQG). RRWQG is made up of more than 50 stakeholders, including officials from area counties and cities, Renewable Water Resources (ReWa), community and conservation groups, Clemson University, local citizens, and state and federal agencies. Read Full Article
The RRWQG executive committee met with regulators from the USEPA Region 4 and from SCDHEC August 25, 2017, in Greenville, SC to report the progress of the Group in advancing its schedule toward water quality compliance. Following the three-hour meeting, the six federal and state regulatory agency officials were taken on a walking tour along the Swamp Rabbit Trail of the downtown Reedy River, stopping at the Falls and the County monitoring station. [Read More…]
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We’ve gone national! Straight to the halls of Congress. On May 18, American Public Works Association (APWA)Director-at-Large Bill Spearman testified on behalf of APWA members at the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water and Environment regarding “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Improving Water Quality through Integrated Planning.” He highlights the Reedy River Water Quality Group’s effort to use integrated planning and permitting to protect water resources and save tax payer money! Here is a 5 minute video showing his testimony.