BJWSA newsletter is available
Our summer/fall newsletter is hot off the press!!!
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Irrigation Campaign contest winners are announced
Congratulations to the WINNERS of our IRRIGATION CAMPAIGN Contest! These three customers were randomly chosen from those who took our pledge and kept it!!!
Please keep landscaping away from your meter
Please avoid planting anything on or near your meter! Whether it’s manually-read or cloud-based, planting flowers and shrubs can impede the reading process.
BJWSA releases annual Water Quality Report
Learn how BJWSA fulfills our mission to “inspire trust and enhance public health”! Our Annual Water Quality/Consumer Confidence Report is now available here: https://bjwsa.org/water-quality-report/
Hurricane season is here and the BJWSA team is ready!
Hurricane season is here! Be sure to check out the SCEMD 2020 Hurricane Guide.
Check out our Career video
Click on the photo below to learn more about BJWSA career path options.
BJWSA urges businesses to flush their water systems before reopening
May 27, 2020: Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) urges all business owners and property managers to “freshen” the water supplies to their buildings as they reopen after COVID-19 closures.
BJWSA’s Director of Innovation & Technology Tricia Kilgore, P.E. advises businesses and organizations to follow guidelines from some of the top agencies in the country, “Water quality is dynamic and deteriorates over time. Flushing your building’s plumbing will purge the stagnant water and pull in safer, high quality water from the water main.” She also advises schools and school districts take note, once they are cleared for reopening.
The American Water Works Association advises that with little or no water running through building water pipes and fixtures for several months, Legionella is more likely to proliferate. Stagnant water conditions can result in discolored water, lower chlorine levels and higher concentrations of lead and copper.
The Centers for Disease Control offers this checklist for reopening buildings:
• Develop a comprehensive water management program for your water system and all devices that use water. Guidance to help with this process is available from CDC and others.
• Ensure your water heater is properly maintained and the temperature is correctly set.
• Flush your water system.
• Clean all decorative water features, such as fountains.
• Ensure hot tubs/spas are safe for use.
• Ensure cooling towers are clean and well-maintained.
• Ensure safety equipment including fire sprinkler systems, eye wash stations, and safety showers are clean and well-maintained.
• Maintain your water system.
For more information, see BJWSA’s webpage with links to other agency guidance at https://bjwsa.org/urgent-news/.
Learn about our Summer Irrigation Program
Click on the graphic below to watch a video to find out how to help with our Summer Irrigation Program. Help us ensure that we uphold our mission to inspire trust and enhance public health.
You can also visit our Wise Water Use page to read more information on the program.