Okatie, SC (June 30, 2016) – Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) announced today that the latest water sample analyses indicate the water in the Hampton Hall neighborhood is free from bacteria and is safe for human consumption.
The boil advisory for Hampton Hall is now suspended.
The precautionary advisory to boil water used for drinking or cooking was issued Wednesday, June 29 because of an incident that occurred causing pond water to back up into the system through an irrigation system connection. This unauthorized connection was discovered by BJWSA personnel as they investigated the cause of the discolored water complaints in the area. The pond has been isolated from the potable system. Tests show that disinfectant was detected at every check.
Additionally, BJWSA suggests that you flush your system, running bathtub and sink faucets for 10 minutes or until the water is clear.
BJWSA apologizes for any inconvenience this incident may have caused. If you have any questions, see the information on our homepage: www.bjwsa.org.