(Okatie, SC; June 8, 2021) – Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) Engineering Department will hold a virtual public meeting Tuesday, June 15 at 6 pm, to present plans for the Bluffton infrastructure improvements. Register for the meeting at https://bjwsa_bluffton.eventbrite.com.

This project consists of a new 36-inch transmission line and a new elevated water storage tank, located near the storage units at the intersection of Buckwalter Parkway and Bluffton Parkway. These improvements keep BJWSA in compliance with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) requirements.

Benefits include an increase in water flow and consistency of water pressure throughout the service area, improved service to customers and an increase in capacity for emergencies such as fire protection. Additionally, these improvements will allow the authority to maintain a high ISO rating for the fire departments, which translates to insurance rate savings for customers.

Customers with questions regarding the project may go to www.bjwsa.org/current-projects or contact projectinquiry@bjwsa.org for additional information.