We have detected discolored water in its distribution system primarily in Beaufort County south of Highway 278 and Hardeeville. We are attempting to identify the source of the disturbance in our distribution system. BJWSA is taking steps to minimize the issue in affected areas including opening hydrants to flush the discolored water from the system. We expect to have more information today and will issue another message once we have more facts.
If tap water is discolored, allow the cold water to run until clear. Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster. Do not use hot water, as doing so can introduce the discoloration to your hot water tank and make the issue last longer.
Please call 843-987-9200 to report any discoloration concerns.