Collaborating with local schools on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) events, robotics groups and other educational organizations has been a high point for the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA). Look here for opportunities for experimentation and learning.
The sustainability of our beautiful Lowcountry environment is at the heart of every undertaking at BJWSA. We installed solar arrays in 2018 at the Port Royal Island and St. Helena Island water reclamation facilities. The arrays are part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G). The program will pay for itself in less than 10 years. See our dashboards to learn more about the impact of this program!
BJWSA’s engineering department built a Water Engineering System (W.E.S.) that allows students to create their own mini water system. This functioning apparatus is set up at STEAM festivals, school events and BJWSA presentations to educate others on pump systems, pipe systems and gravity. Watch the video below to see how a simple idea evolved into an innovative tool that serves to produce fun and challenging learning experiences.