Annual Free Chlorine Flushing Oct 29 – Nov 13, 2020
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BJWSA launches virtual Trick-or-Treatment Wastewater tour
(Okatie, SC November 2, 2020) —Last year, more than 500 local fifth graders toured Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) wastewater plants over a two-day period for the inaugural Trick or Treatment event. Employees dressed as superstars and led students through the plants and to exhibits where they learned about the treatment process.
This year BJWSA is offering a virtual Trick or Treatment, available online at www.bjwsa.org/education-outreach/trick-or-treatment-wastewater-event. The webpage includes links to videos featuring the Swampy the Great Swamp Steward, a game called “What can I flush?” and interviews with subject matter experts in a variety of departments.
“Our goal has been to bring to the students an educational, but entertaining manner of learning,” says Lou Brown, public education and engagement planner. “We had such a great response last year that we had to start a waiting list for the next event in the spring. Once we cancelled the spring tour, we decided to go virtual. We hope viewers of all ages will benefit from learning about the process.”
On the tour, participants will discover what employees do every day to ensure that wastewater is properly collected, treated and released – in compliance with state and federal guidelines. They’ll view educational and informative video clips that will bring a better understanding about what it takes to sustain BJWSA’s mission to inspire trust and enhance public health.
For more information, please contact Brown at email@example.com
Attend our virtual Trick-or-Treatment!
Last year, more than 500 local fifth graders toured our wastewater plants over a two-day period for the inaugural Trick or Treatment. This year we’re offering a virtual Trick or Treatment, and it’s open to all!
Our employees are Super Heroes! Learn what they do every day to ensure that wastewater is properly collected, treated and released – meeting and often EXCEEDING state and federal guidelines.
After you take the tour, you’ll understand more about what it takes to sustain our mission to inspire trust and enhance public health.
Click here to view videos.
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BJWSA and Broad Creek and Hilton Head PSDs to conduct annual water main flushing program
OKATIE and HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (October 5, 2020) – Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA), Hilton Head Public Service District (HHPSD) and Broad Creek Public Service District (BCPSD) will temporarily change the drinking water treatment method and flush water lines throughout their service areas for a two-week period starting October 29. The change is part of the routine maintenance program for the utilities’ water distribution systems. There will be no interruption in service as a result of the work.
Customers can use their water as normal, but may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water beginning Thursday, October 29 through Friday, November 13. Customers in some areas may notice brief discoloration in the tap water as a result of lines being flushed. If water appears discolored, customers should run cold water for a few minutes. If discoloration persists, BJWSA customers can call (843) 987-9200, Hilton Head PSD customers can call (843) 681-5525 and for Broad Creek PSD, customers can call (843) 785-7582. In addition, the following wholesale customers will be affected: Callawassie, Moss Creek (Water Oak Utilities), Harbor Island, Fripp Island and the military facilities. Contact your designated utility with any questions.
Customers who are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine can keep an open container of drinking water in their refrigerators. This will reduce the chlorine taste. Water stored in refrigerated containers should be changed weekly.