The Thad Coleman Fund offers a helping hand to Beaufort and Jasper County families who are faced with financial hardship. The fund helps these needy families pay the costs to connect to the BJWSA public water and sewer system. It is funded through BJWSA and participating customers throughout our service area.
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services (BJHCHS) administers the fund on our behalf, determining eligibility for assistance based on family size, total household income and government guidelines.
Would you like to help?
There are two ways you can choose to help. You may make a one-time donation by sending a check to Thad Coleman Fund:
6 Snake Road
Okatie, SC 29909
Or you may choose to make automatic monthly contributions by authorizing us to round your bill to the next highest dollar amount. For example, $29.64 would be rounded up to $30.00 and the $.36 spare change will be deposited into the Thad Coleman Fund. Join us in helping less fortunate families by submitting the information below.
Thad Coleman Fund Signup Form
If you choose to discontinue your contribution at anytime, simply email our Customer Service Department.
How to Get Help?
If your family needs help with connection and tap fees for water and sewer services, or if you know a neighbor, relative, or friend who may qualify for help from the Thad Coleman Fund, contact BJWSA’s Customer Service Department at 843-987-9200. We can put you in touch with the appropriate people at Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services (BJHCHS).
About Thad Coleman
BJWSA has named this fund to honor our great friend, Thad Coleman, and his efforts. Thanks to Thaddeous Z. Coleman, hundreds of families in Beaufort and Jasper counties can turn on their household taps today and count on a reliable supply of clean and healthy drinking water.
Mr. Coleman served for 19 years on the Board of Directors of the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, retiring in March 2001. During his almost two decades on the Board, Mr. Coleman was an articulate advocate and the driving force for BJWSA to extend water service into predominately rural communities that relied on poor quality, shallow wells. In some areas, families needed financial help, so it became necessary to obtain grants and loans. But the overall objective was the same — to get people a healthy water supply at a reasonable price.
His efforts have enhanced the quality life of often-overlooked, low-income families living in remote rural areas by making it possible for them to enjoy a high-quality and healthy supply of drinking water.