Publications and Venues
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.”
Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) recognized as Utility of the Future Today
BJWSA has received national recognition – one of 25 water utilities from across the U.S. recognized as forward-thinking, innovative utilities that are providing resilient and value-added service to communities.
The selection committee, consisting of peer utility leaders, cited BJWSA for its achievements in the areas of Community Partnership & Engagement, Water Reuse and Watershed Stewardship.
The Utility of the Future Today program was launched in 2016 by four water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and WateReuse, with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The 811 hot air balloon visited BJWSA to remind the public of underground utility lines. See WTOC’s video and article here.
Click here to see a video from the Island Packet regarding the hot air balloon.
The Island News offered information on the balloon and on calling 811 before digging. See the article here.
Joe DeVito was interviewed about 811 information by the Beaufort News/WHHITV. Click here to view the video.
BJWSA is currently represented at locations across the country in two Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibitions under the project “Water Matters”, which explores both the biological dependence on water and its cultural significance. See our wastewater video here, and in the exhibitions Water/Ways and H2O Today.
BJWSA is credited with helping the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department receive its Class 1 ISO Rating. Retrieved from http://www.sconfire.com/2017/05/04/beaufort-port-royal-iso-class-1/.
Public Works Magazine. (2016, November 1) Meet South Carolina’s First Sustainable Sewer District: Retrieved from http://www.pwmag.com/water-sewer/meet-south-carolinas-first-sustainable-sewer-district_o
(Public Works Magazine/Haskell) South Carolina’s first sustainable sewer district, our Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility expansion, has earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Bronze Envision Award.
Arab Water World. (March 2017) BJWSA receives Partnership for Safe Water Award. Retrieved from http://www.awwmag.com/PDFFiles/AWW-March-2017.pdf
BJWSA’s Purrysburg Water Treatment Plant has been awarded the prestigious Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.