Okatie, SC – October 6, 2016–Due to the projected storm surge from Hurricane Matthew and to protect the BJWSA water system, the water will be turned off to the following barrier islands at 3:00 pm Friday, October 7, 2016: Harbor Island, Hunting Island, and Fripp Island.

BJWSA will restore service once the weather permits and the utilities serving the islands have confirmed that their system is intact. After the service is restored there will be a boil water advisory in place until customers are notified it is safe to consume. Water must be boiled vigorously for at least 1 minute before drinking or cooking.