Nov. 22, 2022
North Street Transmission main project
BJWSA installed a large-diameter water transmission main from the intersection of the Spanish Moss Trail and Robert Smalls Parkway, along North Street, then to the intersection of Hamar and Duke Streets. The line has been fully connected and we have received a permit to operate. After the Thanksgiving holidays, the valves will open and water will flow through the new main. If you experience any discolored water, please flush your line for several minutes to clear the water. Other work to clean up the project site will continue. For more detailed information on this project or to see construction updates, please visit the website www.bjwsa.org.
Galvanized water main replacements
Work also continues on the BJWSA galvanized water main replacement program. The portion of the current project within the City limits has been completed, but construction continues in the Port Royal vicinity. This is a multi-year program aimed at improving water quality in older areas of the water system where there are galvanized water mains. The next phase of this work will be in the Pigeon Point neighborhood where construction is anticipated to start in 2023. Work includes installing new PVC water mains, fire hydrants, water services, and meter boxes. Once the lines are replaced, there should be notable water quality and water pressure improvements.
On Mondays, a contractor is 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. Currently he is working on Scott 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 assist the flushing of the water system and to be ready for use in the event of an emergency.