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8:31 am on Tuesday January 29, 2013

First round of Port Royal Railroad property lawsuits settled for $33 million

When the Port Royal Railroad shutdown, the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority acquired the right of way to ensure the longevity of the Authority's service pipes underneath — and that didn't sit well with property owners that neighbor the...
10:03 am on Thursday August 23, 2012

BJWSA: You don't need to buy private water filters over health concerns

Flickr user arun skariah The Beaufort area's primary drinking water supplier, BJWSA, has sent out a note aiming to remind folks that the local water system meets all regulations after they heard word of a private filtration company allegedly...
10:26 am on Monday June 25, 2012

Beaufort water may take on an 'earthy' smell

Flickr user arun skariah Water users of Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority may note an "earthy" smell over the next month, but the water is still safe to use as normal. The odor is caused by algae growth in the Authority's canal and...
10:28 pm on Monday January 30, 2012

Port Royal Railroad swing bridge over Whale Branch to be removed

Update: Part of the trestle has been reopened as a fishing pier. Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is planning to remove the railroad swing bridge over the Whale Branch River. [Map is below.] Removal of the swing bridge is part of...
10:22 pm on Friday December 16, 2011

Boil water advisory for part of Burton lifted

Flickr user ilmungo The latest water samples for the water in the Burton area of Beaufort is free from bacteria and is safe for human consumption, according to a release by Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA). The precautionary boil...
9:07 am on Monday September 26, 2011

Beaufort-area water utility chief set to retire in November (update: transition done)

Flickr user whatmeworry Update September 26: After a month of transition, Ken Griffin has  assumed general manager responsibilities at Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority. The change occurred at the September meeting of BJWSA's Board of...
6:09 am on Saturday June 25, 2011

Beaufort-area water utility approves increased rates

Flickr user stopbeingcarbon The Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority board of directors on Friday approved increased rates for residential and wholesale customers. According to a press release the increase will raise rates for the average...
11:42 am on Wednesday June 15, 2011

Water utility calls for conservation throughout Beaufort's Sea Islands

Flickr user lightknight It's been weeks since we've seen any significant (um what is it called? it's wet and falls from the sky. we remember seeing it once.), oh yes, rain, in the Lowcountry. With that, Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority,...
4:54 am on Saturday March 19, 2011

Rails coming up at three Beaufort intersections (update: now Laurel Bay)

TheDigitel Beaufort Update Mach 19, Laurel Bay: Now crews are set to focus on the rails at Laurel Bay Road near Highway 21 and the Marine Corps Air Station Work is expected to begin the evening of Monday, March 21, and crews are expected to finish...
7:00 am on Tuesday February 8, 2011

Worry not, Lowcountry, that smelly water is harmless (w/video)

Flickr user ewan_the_moomintroll If you catch a whif of something different emenating from your kitchen sink or shower, worry not, it's harmless. Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority told WSAV's Holly Bounds that it's all part of an annual,...

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