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RIA Awards MetroConnects $1 Million for Sewer Rehabilitation in Taylors

June 4, 2024

Greenville County to Benefit from Award

Infrastructure improvement is coming to Greenville County! MetroConnects is excited to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) for a sewer rehabilitation project in Taylors. MetroConnects will rehabilitate approximately 150 older clay lateral pipes that have significant root intrusion and other defects, which can cause excess Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) and lead to Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). In total, the project will involve replacing or rehabilitating approximately 31,707 linear feet of existing 8- to 10-inch clay sewer pipes using traditional excavation methods as well as Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) technology, a trenchless method of pipe rehabilitation designed to minimize disruption to the area. Crews will also rehabilitate or replace 40 brick manholes in the area. 

The project is part of MetroConnects’ Clean Water Forward initiative, which is designed to decrease I&I and SSOs throughout our services areas in order to better protect the environment and public health. It will directly impact 303 residents and 102 businesses in Taylors, and indirectly benefit us all by keeping our local water sources safe from wastewater contaminants.

Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2024 and completed by the end of August 2025. Visit www.metroconnects.org for more information about our services, and www.cleanwaterforward.org to learn about our Clean Water Forward initiative.

RIA Awards a Total of $25 Million

The MetroConnects project in Taylors is only one of 36 projects throughout 22 different counties to receive grant money. In total, the RIA awarded $25 million for infrastructure improvement throughout the state. Greenville County will receive $2 million of the funding, with $1 million going to the City of Greenville and $1 million going to MetroConnects. The monies as a whole will focus on critical upgrades and planning studies for water systems, wastewater systems and storm water drainage facilities. More than 60 percent of the awards are for projects in rural and distressed communities. Learn more about RIA state grants at https://ria.sc.gov/grants/.