Okatie, SC (April 6, 2015) – Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) was well represented during the recent South Carolina Environmental Conference, held March 13 to 15 in Myrtle Beach.

Presenters included Water Operations Manager Kevin Sexton, who talked about BJWSA’s Taste and Odor mitigation plan, and Director of Engineering Brian Chemsak, who reported on the Hardeeville Wastewater Plant Expansion Project.

Safety Specialist Steve Lee was awarded the Safety Certificate of Merit for his proactive and innovative leadership of BJWSA’s safety program. Lee manages training, inspections and procedures for the authority’s 170 employees.

Since 2006, BJWSA has received the Facility Award of Excellence from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for its wastewater treatment plants. Those facilities are: Cherry Point, Hardeeville, Laurel Bay, Palm Key, Palmetto Bluff, Point South, Port Royal Island and St. Helena. DHEC awards the Facility Award of Excellence to wastewater treatment plants that are striving to meet or exceed customers’ expectations in environmental protection.

Information about BJWSA can be found online at www.bjwsa.org.