BJWSA holds contests to promote source water protection
Imagine a Day without Water! Imagine no sweet tea, boiled peanuts or Lowcountry Boil. We’re giving local students the opportunity to help us tell our story. For complete details and rules, e-mail Lou.Brown@bjwsa.org!
Kilgore pens article on Cherry Point Water Reclamation Facility for national industry magazine
Director of Treatment Operations Tricia Kilgore, P.E., has published an article on BJWSA’s Cherry Point Water Reclamation Facility in the Water Environment Federation’s July edition of WE&T Magazine. Read more on our press page here.
BJWSA GM Ed Saxon talks about Savannah River Clean Water Fund on SC Business Review
Learn more about our involvement in the Savannah River Clean Water Fund from Ed Saxon’s interview with Mike Switzer on the South Carolina Business Review.
Lady’s Island Middle School visits Port Royal facility
Last week Lady’s Island Middle School visited BJWSA for tours of the Chelsea water treatment plant and Port Royal Reclamation facility. They also viewed some videos before the tours showing the treatment processes at these plants.These videos can be found at www.youtube.com/bjwsa.
BJWSA visits Pritchardville Elementary
Treatment Operations Director Tricia Kilgore, P.E. visited fifth grade STEM students at Pritchardville Elementary last week. She shared a slide show, showed some examples of untreated water vs. treated water and answered questions from the students.
BJWSA a major partner in Savannah River Clean Water Fund
BJWSA’s Ed Saxon will speak at American Water Works Association (AWWA) winter board meeting, January 20, in Savannah. Five utilities in South Carolina and Georgia, Savannah River Clean Water Fund (SRCWF), are combining efforts to protect the Savannah River. AWWA has covered this collaboration in detail in the January 3 issue of AWWA Connections. The article refers to this utility partnership as “one of the largest bi-state utility collaboration projects of its kind.”
BJWSA tests hydrants daily
Throughout our service area, BJWSA tests hydrants daily. Customers in a particular area may experience water discoloration, which should clear up if they allow the water to run for 15 minutes. If the water does not clear up with in this time, please call for consultation.
We also conduct water quality flushing procedures. Customers may experience water discoloration and or elevated chlorine tastes and odors in their area due to this procedure as well. The water will clear up if customers allow their water to run for 15 minutes. If the water does not clear up with in this time, please call for consultation. The chlorine odor will dissipate over time.
In both cases, the discoloration is not harmful to humans or pets, and is a result of rapid velocity variations in the water mains from the testing procedures. The discoloration is most likely phosphate which is added to the water as a corrosion inhibitor.
Scheduled shutdowns are listed on our Known Water Outages page
Due to multiple shutdowns in our service areas, we have listed scheduled shutdowns on the following page: Known Water Outages. Visit this page for our current shutdowns and view the maps for detailed locations.