The BJWSA Board of Directors recognizes the rights of citizens to access BJWSA records. All records are open for inspection and copying, pursuant to and subject to the limitations of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as revised, Section 30-4-10, et seq.
To request information from BJWSA, please complete a Freedom of Information Act request form and mail it to BJWSA, 6 Snake Road, Okatie, SC 29909. You may also submit it by fax to 843-987-7573.
Public Information Policies
In order to ensure open access, accountability, and timely and appropriate response to everyone, the Board has adopted public information policies regarding information requests and responses, fees, and public record exemptions.
Fee Policies and Rates
Pursuant to Section 30-4-10(b) of the FOIA Act, BJWSA has established fees to recover the direct costs of search, review, and duplications of requested copies.
BJWSA has designated four categories of requesters: (1) commercial, (2) educational and non-commercial scientific institutions, (3) representatives of the news media and (4) other requesters.
Fees vary, based on the requester, and include both the cost of reproduction and personnel costs for research and retrieval and any special services that may apply. If the potential costs of processing a request are of concern, you may ask for a cost estimate. We will provide you with an estimate of your fees for processing your request; however, it is often difficult to estimate the costs until a search for the requested documents is actually accomplished.
For more information, contact us at 843-987-8053 or email.