All Hurricane Matthew-related restrictions have been lifted
BJWSA customers are no longer under any restrictions for water usage. All boil water advisories were lifted last week. We appreciate your patience as we worked to restore our services to full capacity.
BJWSA asks residents to avoid meters, hydrants when curbing debris
Okatie, SC (October 17, 2016, 12:30 pm) – As the Lowcountry cleans up from Hurricane Matthew, Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is asking residents to avoid placing hurricane debris near water meter vaults, fire hydrants or any above-ground utilities.
Information about BJWSA can be found online at www.bjwsa.org.
Learn from Joe DeVito about how power outages affect water and sewer use
Thursday, October 13: In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, our Director of Field Operations, Joe DeVito, talked with The State Newspaper’s Tim Dominick about how power failure to our lift stations created the need for water and sewer conservation for our customers. BASICALLY, if you don’t have power to your neighborhood, please conserve water and sewer usage. Watch the video here:
Hurricane Matthew alters billing cycle
Due to Hurricane Matthew, some of your due dates for October Bills will change slightly until we are back on our regular billing cycles. Any questions, please contact us at (843) 987-9200 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BJWSA warns residents to avoid standing water
Okatie, SC – October 9, 2016 – The Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) drinking water supply is not affected by Hurricane Matthew, but officials warned Lowcountry residents to stay out of standing water because of possible contamination from leaking sewer lines. The public should avoid water coming out of a manhole or collecting in low-lying areas.
While the water lines are in good shape, the sewer lines are of special concern. Some may have unidentified underground leaks, which when mixed with heavy rainfall and storm surge associated with Matthew, can carry sewage-related bacteria to the surface where it will mix in the standing pool. When contamination is found, it is controlled through disinfectants.
The high number of residents who remained in the area are also putting a strain on systems which now must run on generators until electric service is restored.
For the latest updates from BJWSA, see the website at bjwsa.org or follow them on Facebook.
2015 Water Quality Report
The water quality report for water delivered in 2015 is now available here.
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BJWSA protects, restores Great Swamp
Bluffton Today featured the Great Swamp, which is an environmental project developed by BJWSA to restore and protect more than 1,000 acres of swamp land in the Hardeeville area near U.S. 278. Read the full article.