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BJWSA has been responsible for ownership, operations and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems at the Marine Corps Air Station, Laurel Bay Housing, the Naval Hospital Beaufort and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island since 2008.
As part of a merger, utilities on the military installations have undergone significant maintenance and upgrades. In addition, due to more restrictive Beaufort River discharge requirements, the military wastewater plants at the Air Station and Parris Island have been eliminated, with wastewater flows diverted to our state-of-the-art Port Royal Island Water Reclamation Facility.
Eight pump stations were constructed at Marine Corps Air Station and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Several pump stations were eliminated and replaced with gravity sewer pipes, and pipelines have been connected to the Port Royal Island Water Reclamation Facility. A 2½ million gallon equalization tank has been added on Parris Island. The pipeline from Parris Island has been installed under Archer’s Creek, using horizontal directional drilling to ensure minimal impact on the creek and surrounding marsh area. The consolidation project and all upgrades to utilities have been completed.