Oct. 25, 2022
North Street Transmission main project
BJWSA has installed a large-diameter water transmission main from the intersection of the Spanish Moss Trail /Robert Smalls Parkway, along North Street, then to the intersection of Hamar and Duke Streets. The line has been fully connected and a permit to operate has been received. The valves for the line will be open at the beginning of November and will be coordinated with the homeowners and businesses along the route, as well as Beaufort Elementary School.
Should you experience any discolored water during this time period, please flush your line for several minutes to clear the water. Other work to clean up the project site and put it back to the condition it was before construction will continue as well. For more detailed information on this project or to see construction updates, please visit the website www.bjwsa.org.
Galvanized water main replacement project
The portion of the current galvanized project within the City limits is completed. Construction continues in the Port Royal vicinity. This is a multi-year project aimed at improving water quality in older areas of the water system where there are galvanized water mains.
The next phase of this project will be in the Pigeon Point neighborhood where construction is anticipated to start near the beginning of the new year. Work includes installing new PVC water mains, fire hydrants, water services, and meter boxes. The replacement of water service lines to customers is provided only to the meter. BJWSA will not be replacing any water services on private property between the meter and the house. Once the lines are replaced, there should be notable water quality and water pressure improvements.
On Mondays, we have a contractor who will be replacing service lines and meters in the downtown are. This contractor starts early in the morning and is scheduled to have work completed by the end of business each Monday. Currently he is working on Bay Street. This work will continue until the downtown business area services have been replaced.
BJWSA also has an annual hydrant replacement program to replace older hydrants. These hydrant replacements are randomly located throughout the City and should have little impact on daily activities of the citizens. Our goal is to replace these less reliable hydrants with newer ones to be ready for use in the event of an emergency.