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March 29, 2021
Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is continuing its galvanized pipe replacement project. Over time, these lines corrode, which can cause the water to look yellow or brown, and can cause taste, odor and water pressure issues.
There are many miles of galvanized pipe in the BJWSA system, especially in older areas. BJWSA has taken a phased approach to the replacement work. Most recently, the galvanized line was replaced on Emmons Street and property owners should have seen improvements to their water quality. Because we are concentrating efforts this spring on some of the areas of galvanized pipe with the worst water quality conditions, the next galvanized pipe replacement will be on Laudonneire Street and another crew will be brought in to start on Pine Court North.
This construction effort will include installation of new PVC water mains, fire hydrants, water services, and meter boxes along the route. The replacement of water service lines to customers is provided only to the meter. BJWSA will not be replacing any water lines on private property between the meter and the house.