Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) was awarded $350,000 in grant funds from the Rural Infrastructure Authority to help replace and upgrade 21,000 feet of waterline in Hardeeville. The project replaces an aging waterline, and will improve water pressure and service delivery that will enhance development potential in the area. The project is estimated to cost $1.5 million. BJWSA will fund the costs not covered by the grant.

“This significant improvement to the BJWSA system is beneficial to the City of Hardeeville and Jasper County,” said Ed Saxon, BJWSA’s General Manager. “This project has been on our radar for some time as part of our capital improvement plan and the grant allows us to accelerate the schedule,” Saxon said. “We are committed to systematically replacing aging infrastructure throughout our system,” Saxon said.

The project will begin near the end of summer, and should take approximately nine months to complete.