REPORT AN ISSUE:

Report a water outage or water quality issue by contacting 843-987-9200 or email us.

EMERGENCY WATER or WASTEWATER ISSUES:

BJWSA responds to wastewater release in Hardeeville

(Okatie, South Carolina) – June 13, 2021 – Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) reports that an estimated 75,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed from the pump station at 31918 Whyte Hardee Boulevard, just south of intersection of Hwy 278 and Whyte Hardee Boulevard. The overflow started around 6 pm Wednesday, June 9 and ended around 2:30 pm June 12, due to a pump failure.

BJWSA crews immediately responded and have taken the appropriate cleanup/repair action to stop the overflow, which was contained to a wooded area south and east of the pump station.  Crews recovered one load of sewer adjacent to the pump station prior to rain beginning, at which point the SSO became unrecoverable.  Signs were posted in the area to inform the public.

BJWSA has notified the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and is working in conjunction with SCDHEC to address any effects caused by the overflow.

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 10 million gallons of wastewater to eight 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.

There are no other emergency water/wastewater issues at this time. 

EMERGENCY SHUTDOWNS:

There are no emergency shutdowns at this time.

SCHEDULED SHUTDOWNS:

Tuesday, June 22, 2021:  

Water will be shut down in Ulmer Rd area, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 10 am until 1 pm due to fire hydrant addition. Streets affected: Ulmer Rd, Benton Field Rd, Devonwood Rd and Forman Hill Rd. We apologize for any inconvenience at this time. Please see the map below for the service interruption area. (Click on the map to enlarge.)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021:  

Water will be shut down in the Green Street area, City of Beaufort area, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 10am until 2pm due to a water line project. Streets affected: Bladen, Charles, Church, Congress, Greene, Harrington, Monson, Washington and Wilmington. We apologize for any inconvenience at this time. Please see the map below for the service interruption area. (Click on the map to enlarge.)

Tuesday, June 30, 2021:  

Water will be shut down in The Gatherings area, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 10 am until 2 pm due to valve replacement. Streets affected: Blackwatch Dr and Tabby Trail. We apologize for any inconvenience at this time. Please see the map below for the service interruption area. (Click on the map to enlarge.)

There are no other scheduled shutdowns planned at this time.

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE:

October 2020 through June 2021: Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) will install a new water transmission main along a portion of Hwy-170, Hwy 46, and May River Rd located in the Town of Bluffton and Beaufort County. This project will improve the flow of water throughout the area and help BJWSA to better serve our customers. The project limits are between the intersection of Hwy 170/46 at Heritage Drive and the intersection of Hwy 46/May River Rd at Gibbet Rd. (See map.)

BJWSA has awarded this project to J. H. Hiers Construction, LLC. Construction is expected to start in October 2020 and run through June 2021. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

November 2020 through May 2023: BEAUFORT AREA – BJWSA will be installing a new water transmission main along a portion of the Spanish Moss Trail, North St, and Hamar St located in the Town of Beaufort. The project limits are between the intersection of Robert Smalls Parkway at the Spanish Moss Trail, east to North St, east to Hamar St, and North to Duke St. This project is expected to start Nov 2020 and run through May 2023. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions concerning this project, please feel free to contact us at 843-987-9200.

November 2020 through May 2023: BLUFFTON AREA – BJWSA will be installing a new water transmission main line along a portion of Hwy 170, Bluffton Pkwy, and Buckwalter Pkwy located in the Town of Bluffton.This improvement will improve the flow of water throughout the area and help BJWSA to better serve our customers. The project limits are between the intersection of Hwy 170 at Gibbet Rd, north to Bluffton Parkway, east to Buckwalter Parkway and south to the intersection of HE McCracken Circle. BJWSA has awarded this project and is expected to start in November 2020 and run through May 2023. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions concerning this project, please feel free to contact us at 843-987-9200.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021: 

Our contractor, Outsource Services, Inc., will perform flow tests in the St. Helena area. If our customers experience discolored water, they are encouraged to download this fact sheet for information on clearing their lines.

Streets being serviced:  

St. Helena:

  • Sea Island Parkway from Fripp Point Road heading East up to Cee Cee Road
  • Old Church Road
  • Rosie Singleton Drive
  • Fripp Point Road
  • Benchmark Circle
  • Shed Road
  • William Jenkins Road
  • Mango Road
  • Raccoon Ridge Drive
  • Village Creek Landing
  • Coffin Bluff Lane
  • Sailboat Road
  • Kingston Key Road
  • Coffin Point Road
  • Cee Cee Road
  • John And Fostine Lane
  • Talbert Drive
  • Oakland Drive
  • W. Cedar Road
  • Avenue Of Oaks
  • Orchard Road
  • Salt Winds Drive
  • McTeer Drive