Okatie, SC – (May 20, 2022) – Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) experienced a new record high demand for water on Wednesday, May 18. The peak demand, primarily caused by landscape irrigation during early-morning hours, led to scores of complaints about discolored water. If the authority can’t convince customers to revise their irrigation schedules, new peaks may cause even more widespread discoloration problems and reduced water pressure. Loss of pressure could threaten firefighter’s access to adequate supplies or necessitate boil water advisories in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

To read the full press release, visit Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (bjwsa.org)