BJWSA improves service to Bluffton area
Plans include increased storage, water flow
What is this project along Bluffton Parkway?
Update – April 21, 2021: For an update on the Bluffton Parkway project, visit here.
February 12, 2021: Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is designing a large-diameter water transmission main line along a portion of Hwy 170, Bluffton Parkway and Buckwalter Parkway within the Town of Bluffton. The project limits are shown on this map. We are also planning a 1.5-million-gallon elevated water storage tank. This work is part of a larger design-build project that will include a new water transmission main in Beaufort. Read the full media statement here. If you have questions about our projects, please send them here.
BJWSA continues irrigation program for 2021
Many thanks to those who have joined us in our irrigation program to alleviate usage during peak hours and ensure public health and safety. The tourist and growing season puts higher demands on water supply during peak hours, which often result in reduced water pressure in the distribution system and low levels in water storage tanks, both of which adversely affect the performances of fire hydrants and other fire suppression facilities.
In case you didn’t see our outreach for voluntary participation, customers with even-numbered addresses are asked to irrigate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from midnight to 2 am or from 9 am to noon. Those with odd-numbered addresses are asked to irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Mondays are reserved as “no irrigation days” to accommodate for the very high water demands that are typically experienced specifically on Mondays.
The guidelines were developed in cooperation with Clemson Extension Service in order to ensure that lawns are being watered at appropriate times for health and growth. We encourage you to use these voluntary irrigation times, which allows our water storage tanks to fill and also smooths out peak daily water usage demands that put significant strains on the water system for everyone. Learn more on wise water use and how you can help. This program will help us to ensure that we uphold our mission to inspire trust and enhance public health.
BJWSA Solar Arrays save energy, money
BJWSA cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the construction of solar arrays at two facilities. The arrays, part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), are housed at the Port Royal Island and St. Helena Island water reclamation facilities. The program is already producing electricity and will pay for itself in less than 10 years. Guests at the event signed two solar panels that will hang in our facilities to commemorate the event. The sustainability of our beautiful Lowcountry environment is at the heart of every undertaking at BJWSA.