Parris Island Gateway Lane Closure
Both North and South bound lanes of Parris Island Gateway (US 21) will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the intersection of Savannah Highway (SC 128) due to a sewer repair project located at
Work will begin November 7 and is anticipated to be completed within one week. Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) and Potter Construction ask that motorists use extra caution as they encounter construction crews in the area.
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.
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