Water system maintenance could affect water color, taste

info@islandpacket.comOctober 23, 2013 

Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority and the Hilton Head Public Service District will temporarily change drinking water treatment methods later this month, and this could lead to a change in the color and taste of water.

The change is being made in order to flush water lines throughout the service area over a three week period starting Oct. 26, and is part of a routine maintenance program, according to a Wednesday press release.

There will be no interruption of service as a result of the work.

Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste and odor affecting tap water beginning Oct. 26 and continuing through Nov. 13. Customers may also notice water discoloration.

According to the press release, if water appears discolored, customers should run cold water for several minutes.

If discoloration persists, customers may contact the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority at 843-987-9200 or the Hilton Head Public Service District at 843-681-5525.

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