Contact: Pamela Flasch

February 17, 2017



BJWSA reports no further action needed for sewer overflow

Okatie, South Carolina– February 17, 2017 – Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) reports that results from three bacteriological samples from the wastewater released into Battery Creek yesterday show that no further action is required. As a precautionary measure, the nearby shellfish bed will remain closed for 21 days.

The overflow occurred due to a power failure on the service line to the station.  BJWSA crews responded to the overflow, and took appropriate cleanup/repair action, including reporting the incident to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).

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