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.