Sept. 29, 2022
Work is wrapping up on the North Street Transmission main project. This project was to install 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.
Although the major work is complete, there are still many little items that have to be coordinated to put this line in service and to clean up the area. Work is being coordinated with the homeowners and businesses along the route, as well as Beaufort Elementary School.
The new transmission main will be put into service in October at the same time BJWSA does its annual free-chlorine burn.
More information will be provided closer to the date, but should you experience any discolored water during this time period, please flush your line for several minutes to clear the water. For more detailed information on this project or to see construction updates, please visit the website www.bjwsa.org.
Galvanized main replacement
Work also continues on the BJWSA galvanized water main replacement project. Although the water mains in the current project within City limits have been installed, work continues to mill and overlay the roads with asphalt. Other 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. 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. It is anticipated that the construction in Pigeon Point will begin at the first of the new year.
BJWSA also has other on-going projects in the Beaufort area. Although they are less disruptive to the public, these projects have a significant impact on the system resiliency and operations.
On Mondays, we have a contractor who will be replacing service lines and meters in the downtown area.
This contractor starts early in the morning and is scheduled to have work completed by the end of business each Monday. 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.