Okatie, SC (December 31, 2010) – Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) announced today that the latest water sample analysis indicate the water in the Coosaw Island area is free from bacteria and is safe for human consumption. The boil advisory for Coosaw Island, Judge Island and areas along Sams Point Rd from Lucy Creek Drive to Coosaw Island is now suspended. The advisory area included Token Lane, Honeysuckle Road, Tuxedo Drive, Lucy Creek Farm Road, Lucy Creek Drive and Coosaw Point.

The advisory to boil water to be used for drinking or cooking was issued Wednesday, December 29, 2010 after a cement truck over turned onto a fire hydrant. The accident caused a potential decrease in pressure, which allowed for the possibility of bacteria to enter the public drinking water system. Tests now show that the drinking water in the area is free from a ll harmful bacteria.