The water and sewer systems are now functioning, Kelley Ferda, South Island Public Service District general manager, said Sunday morning.
Here’s some additional details PSD provided on the status of recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew:
▪ The entire water system is operating at full capacity. All water mains leaks have been repaired and are fully functional. Water pressure is within our normal operating range.
▪ All debris contractors are urged to stop placing debris on fire hydrants, manhole covers and collars, water meters and control panels. This is causing additional damage to the district’s infrastructure. Debris piled onto main water valves prevent the district from repairing water lines.
▪ If a water line is broken on private property, it is the owner’s responsibility to repair. Contact a plumber to make repairs. If a tree fell on the water meter, it is the owner’s responsibility to get the tree removed so PSD can access the infrastructure.
▪ All sewage pump stations are functional. However, damage to control panels and some power issues remain as do some pump stations reliance on emergency generators and bypass pumps.
▪ The wastewater treatment plant is operating at full capacity.
▪ The reclaimed water system is back on line and providing irrigation water to 7.5 golf courses and approximately 120 commercial irrigation customers.
To report problems with the water and sewer system, call 843-785-6224.
For more information, visit www.southislandpsd.com and click the Hurricane Matthew button.