Okatie, South Carolina – May 2, 2019 – The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has approved Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) to remove signs at boat landings on the Beaufort River. The precautionary signs were erected April 29 after wastewater was released from the Parris Island discharge force main into the Beaufort River. The overflow occurred due to pipe failure.

BJWSA has a well-trained and experienced field operations crew to monitor our wastewater collection system. These crews maintain the sewer lines to ensure the safe daily delivery of an average of 9 million gallons of wastewater to eight area wastewater treatment facilities for treatment and disposal.

If you see or suspect any type of spill from the sewer collection system, please contact BJWSA at 987-9200.

For more information, please visit www.bjwsa.org.