Okatie, SC [April 24, 2020] – Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) announced today that the latest water sample analyses indicate the water in the Dataw Island area is free from bacteria and is safe for human consumption.

The boil advisory for Dataw Island is now lifted.

The precautionary advisory to boil water used for drinking or cooking was issued April 23 due to low pressure.

Additionally, BJWSA suggests that you flush your system, running bathtub and sink faucets for 10 minutes or until the water is clear.

BJWSA apologizes for any inconvenience this incident may have caused. For more information, go to www.bjwsa.org.