Publications and Venues
BJWSA’s conducts bread experiment
In order to accurately answer a customer’s question regarding sourdough starters and chlorine vs. chloramines, two of BJWSA’s staff members launched their own investigation called The Great BJWSA Sourdough Starter Experience. Tricia Kilgore, P.E., director of technology and innovation and Pam Flasch, director of public affairs, baked starter bread, one using chlorinated water and chloraminated water and the other using filtered water. Kilgore included her six year old son, Henry, to assist with the project. The article, submitted by Kilgore and Flasch, gives the details of this self-imposed research.
Check out the complete magazine here. The entertaining and educational article starts on page 39.
BJWSA’s Trick-or-Treatment event featured in magazine
BJWSA held a special event in October 2019 and The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) and the South Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association (SCAWWA) shared the event in their quarterly publication. The article features a two-day partnership with some Beaufort County schools and BJWSA. Our staff provided tours and presentations of two of our wastewater plants using “Trick or Treat” as our theme. The focus was our superheroes who work everyday to provide safe drinking water and particularly safe reuse and reclamation of wastewater. Pam Flasch, director of public affairs, wrote the article. See the complete magazine here. The feature starts on page 73.
NACWA Magazine tells story of bridge waterline
Clean Water Advocate, a quarterly publication of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA,) features the story of Winter Storm Grayson’s part in revealing the need for the waterline repair under the McTeer Bridge. Through interviews with Ed Saxon, Justin Thomas, Brian Chemsak and Andy Mattie, we were able to relate this incident to a national audience. Public Affairs Manager, Pam Flasch, was the author of the article. See the complete magazine here.
Cherry Point WRF featured in WE&T Magazine
Director of Treatment Operations Tricia Kilgore, P.E. submitted an article for the July 2018 edition of WE&T Magazine, a publication of the Water Environment Federation (WEF.) The piece, part of the Facility Focus series, highlights the Cherry Point Water Reclamation Facility, located in Okatie. This plant, built in 1995, is significant in its unique water reclamation projects, including the renourishing of the Great Swamp and the water reuse programs for golf course and residential irrigation. BJWSA’s Water Reclamation Facilities use ultra-violet light for disinfection. This chemical-free process results in reclaimed water that can safely be recycled into local waterways or used for irrigation. See the article here.
BJWSA a major partner in Savannah River Clean Water Fund
BJWSA’s Ed Saxon, P.E. spoke at American Water Works Association (AWWA) winter board meeting, January 20, in Savannah. Five utilities in South Carolina and Georgia, Savannah River Clean Water Fund (SRCWF), are combining efforts to protect the Savannah River. AWWA has covered this collaboration in detail in the January 3 issue of AWWA Connections. The article refers to this utility partnership as “one of the largest bi-state utility collaboration projects of its kind.” Watch an interview with Ed Saxon on The Beaufort News here.
BJWSA project is featured in Sun City magazine
Sun City Sunsations published an article about enhancements from BJWSA for water technology and the ability to monitor the water usage more effectively. Click on the photo to the right to read the article.
WE&T features several BJWSA employees in article
Water Environment and Technology featured several BJWSA employees in an article published in their January 2018 issue. Click here to read the article on effective communication between the operator and the engineers.
Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) recognized as Utility of the Future Today
BJWSA has received national recognition – one of 25 water utilities from across the U.S. recognized as forward-thinking, innovative utilities that are providing resilient and value-added service to communities.
The selection committee, consisting of peer utility leaders, cited BJWSA for its achievements in the areas of Community Partnership & Engagement, Water Reuse and Watershed Stewardship.
The Utility of the Future Today program was launched in 2016 by four water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and WateReuse, with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
BJWSA hosts 811 Hot Air Balloon
The 811 hot air balloon visited BJWSA to remind the public of underground utility lines. See WTOC’s video and article here.
Click here to see a video from the Island Packet regarding the hot air balloon.
The Island News offered information on the balloon and on calling 811 before digging. See the article here.
Joe DeVito was interviewed about 811 information by the Beaufort News/WHHITV. Click here to view the video.
BJWSA is currently represented at locations across the country in two Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibitions under the project “Water Matters”, which explores both the biological dependence on water and its cultural significance. See our wastewater video here, and in the exhibitions Water/Ways and H2O Today.
BJWSA is credited with helping the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department receive its Class 1 ISO Rating. Retrieved from http://www.sconfire.com/2017/05/04/beaufort-port-royal-iso-class-1/.
Public Works Magazine. (2016, November 1) Meet South Carolina’s First Sustainable Sewer District: Retrieved from http://www.pwmag.com/water-sewer/meet-south-carolinas-first-sustainable-sewer-district_o
(Public Works Magazine/Haskell) South Carolina’s first sustainable sewer district, our Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility expansion, has earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Bronze Envision Award.
Arab Water World. (March 2017) BJWSA receives Partnership for Safe Water Award. Retrieved from http://www.awwmag.com/PDFFiles/AWW-March-2017.pdf
BJWSA’s Purrysburg Water Treatment Plant has been awarded the prestigious Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.
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