BJWSA: More than 5,000 gallons of wastewater spills into creek

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Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) reports that in excess of 5,000 gallons of wastewater was released from a 14-inch transmission main into a tidal creek on the Sea Island Parkway. The overflow occurred due to a force main failure. 

BJWSA crews responded to the overflow, and took appropriate cleanup/repair action to stop the overflow. Signs were posted in the area to inform the public. 

BJWSA notified the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and is working in conjunction with SCDHEC to address any effects caused by the overflow.

SCDHEC was to evaluate the effects of the overflow on the shellfish harvesting areas located in the area of the overflow and will issue advisories if needed. 

If you see or suspect any type of spill from the sewer collection system, please contact BJWSA at 987-9200. For more information, please visit

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