Water Quality

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Who Is Doing What, and How You Can Get Involved!

The City of Greenville promotes best practices to avoid pollution in local waterways through permitting and education. The City also works closely with many organizations (including those below) to help keep our water clean and healthy. Citizens can call the City’s Water Pollution Hotline at 864-467-4554 to report pollutants entering our rivers, streams or storm drains.

Be Freshwater Friendly is a joint campaign with ReWa that offers tips on ways citizens can make a difference in the health of local waterways in their day-to-day lives.

The Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District provides information and education on ways to keep our water clean. Its There is No Poop Fairy campaign is designed to encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets.

Upstate Forever is a regional organization focused on protecting land and water in 10 SC counties for future generations. They have many projects focused on improving our local waterways for recreation by improving water quality across the Upstate.

Friends of the Reedy River is a volunteer-based organization working to promote, preserve and restore the Reedy River. Their efforts include river clean up events, stream monitoring and educating the public on why it is important to protect our area watershed.

Lake Conestee Nature Park is a 400-acre public recreation area just 20 minutes south of downtown Greenville. Amenities include educational opportunities for local schools that provide children with hands-on learning experiences in the park.

The Reedy River Water Quality Group is a collaboration of people and organizations working to improve the water quality within the Reedy River Watershed. Led by the City, Greenville County and ReWa, the group focuses on developing a holistic water quality improvement plan for the watershed.