WHAT: Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) brings 811 hot air balloon to offices

WHEN: Friday, July 14 from 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE: Chelsea Water Treatment Plant at 14 Snake Road (behind BJWSA Administrative Offices, 6 Snake Road) Okatie, SC 29909 

WHY: to encourage Lowcountry residents to always call 811 a few days before digging 

Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. 

“During this time of year when we know homeowners are doing DIY home improvement projects involving digging, we wanted to bring a larger-than-life reminder of why calling 811 before breaking ground is critical – and that’s why we’re hosting the 811 Hot Air Balloon,” said Joe DeVito, president of SC 811 and Director of Field Operations at BJWSA. “By calling 811 to have the underground utility lines in their area marked, homeowners and professionals are making an important decision that can help keep them and their communities safe and connected.”