Okatie, South Carolina – February 3, 2022 – The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has directed Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) to remove signs at Battery Creek Friday, February 4.

The precautionary signs were erected Monday, January 31 after wastewater was released due to the failure of the 16” ductile iron sewer force main crossing under the tidal ditch.

After four days of testing samples from the area, SCDHEC advised that BJWSA is no longer required to collect samples at these sites, as tested sample numbers returned to acceptable levels by Tuesday, February 1. Repairs to the site involved replacing close to 60 feet of pipeline under and on both sides of the tidal ditch.

If you see or suspect any type of spill from the sewer collection system, please contact BJWSA at 843-987-9200.

For more information, please visit www.bjwsa.org.