Beaufort and Jasper counties upgraded to Incipient Drought Status
July 17, 2015 — Beaufort and Jasper counties have been upgraded to Incipient Drought (first stage of drought) Status by the South Carolina Drought Response Committee. All 46 counties in the state were upgraded a drought level with 18 counties moved into Incipient Drought level and 28 moved to Moderate Drought, the second drought stage. Beaufort and Jasper counties’ drought status was changed due mainly to soil conditions. From a water supply standpoint, lake levels in the Savannah Basin are at seasonable levels and BJWSA remains in very good shape.
Summer/Fall 2015 News Splash is available
Our biannual newsletter was mailed last week to all of our customers, News Splash, and is available online here. News Splash provides timely information focused on issues affecting customers, including major projects, system improvements, rates, customer service and water conservation.
Our annual Water Quality Report is available
Your drinking water, treated and delivered by Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) in 2014, consistently met or surpassed all water quality standards and inspections from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). See the complete report here.
BJWSA warns of scam
Okatie, SC (May 12, 2015, 6:00 PM.)- Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is alerting its customers to what is an apparent scam involving phone calls from someone posing as a representative of a local water company. BJWSA has been informed of three different cases today that targeted its commercial customers where the person stated they were calling from either “BJWSA,” “your local water department,” or “city utility.” In these three cases the person stated the customer’s water would be turned off unless a payment is made.
BJWSA makes courtesy calls through our automated system. If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a call, please contact us at 843-987-9200.
BJWSA Signs Agreement with HomeServe USA
We are pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with HomeServe USA to offer an optional protection plan for a customer’s home exterior water and sewer service lines.
This partnership enables us to provide customers with a trusted option for quality, low-cost service line coverage.
Customer information is not provided to HomeServe nor will customer rates be impacted by the agreement.
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) with its “Sustainability Award” on October 20 at its 2014 Executive Management Conference in Newport Beach, CA.
Improved Look to BJWSA Bills
In an effort to provide you with more information regarding your service with BJWSA, we have improved the look of your bill. We will begin to send out the new bill format with the January 2015 bills. If you have any questions about this new format, or the information contained on your bill, please contact Customer Service at 843-987-9200.
BJWSA launches new video – Fit 2 Flush
Do you know what you can and can’t flush down the toilet? Only flush the “Three Ps”. You might be surprised at the damage other items can cause your plumbing and the sewer system.
To find out more – and learn what the “Three Ps” are – check out our latest video.
Update Your Contact Information
If you have not updated your primary contact information recently, please contact our office. Soon we will have the capability to send notifications electronically via text, email and/or voicemail. It is imperative that we have updated customer contact information to ensure important messages regarding your service, account or the BJWSA system reach you. BJWSA thanks you in advance for assisting us in our efforts to enhance communication with our customers.
Contact BJWSA at 843-987-9200.
BJWSA’s CAFR now available
Our 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is now available online. The CAFR is a report on our financial data, and it gives an overview of Authority activities over the fiscal year.