BJWSA and Broad Creek and Hilton Head PSDs to conduct annual water main flushing program
OKATIE and HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (October 11, 2021) – Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA), Hilton Head Public Service District (HHPSD) and Broad Creek Public Service District (BCPSD) will temporarily change the drinking water treatment method and flush water lines throughout their service areas for a two-week period starting October 29. The change is part of the routine maintenance program for the utilities’ water distribution systems. There will be no interruption in service as a result of the work.
Customers can use their water as normal, but may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water beginning Friday, October 29 through Friday, November 12. Customers in some areas may notice brief discoloration in the tap water as a result of lines being flushed. If water appears discolored, customers should run cold water for a few minutes. If discoloration persists, BJWSA customers can call (843) 987-9200, Hilton Head PSD customers can call (843) 681-5525 and for Broad Creek PSD, customers can call (843) 785-7582. In addition, the following wholesale customers will be affected: Callawassie, Moss Creek (Water Oak Utilities), Harbor Island, Fripp Island and the military facilities. Contact your designated utility with any questions.
Customers who are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine can keep an open container of drinking water in their refrigerators. This will reduce the chlorine taste. Water stored in refrigerated containers should be changed weekly.
BJWSA board welcomes Rob McFee
Okatie, SC (October 8, 2021) – S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed Rob McFee, PE, of Beaufort to Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Board of Directors.
McFee brings to the Board 33 years of engineering and public works experience in various professional roles. He started his career at the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) as a resident engineer/project coordinator, assisting in the planning and execution of major infrastructure projects. Most recently, McFee was the Division Director of Engineering and Infrastructure for Beaufort County. In that role, he secured more than $62 million in competitive grants for infrastructure improvements and oversaw land use, parks, economic development and other infrastructure projects.
Jimmy Baker is BJWSA’s Board of Directors Chair for fiscal year 2022. Board of Directors officers are Gregory Padgett as Vice-Chair (City of Hardeeville) and Donna Altman (Beaufort County) as Secretary/Treasurer and Michael Bell (Town of Bluffton) as Past Chair; Lorraine Bond (Jasper County Delegation); Brandy Gray (Town of Port Royal); Andy Kinghorn (City of Beaufort); R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. (Town of Ridgeland); Jerry Schulze (Beaufort County); Dr. William Singleton (Jasper County Delegation); and McFee (Beaufort County).
For more information about BJWSA or its Board of Directors, visit www.bjwsa.org.
Beaufort trash service changes as of July 1, 2021
As of July 1, a new company called Capital Waste Services will begin to serve residents and businesses in the City of Beaufort for trash, yard debris and recycling pickups. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please go to https://www.cityofbeaufort.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=526.
Questions can be directed to Capital Waste Services at 843-757-2722