Teams from Lowcountry help with Columbia disaster relief

BJWSA providing clean drinking water to Columbia residents.
BJWSA providing clean drinking water to Columbia residents.

COLUMBIA, SC - Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, along with Charleston Water System and Water Missions International, is providing water to Columbia residents as well as Richland and Palmetto Baptist Hospitals.

A reverse osmosis treatment system is in place for both hospitals. Licensed BJWSA employees were needed to get the system certified, operating & then distribute the water.

"We are pleased to be able to assist in this effort," said General Manager Ed Saxon. "Our part of the state was spared in this disaster, and we are eager to assist in our areas of expertise."

Water Missions International is a Charleston-based nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas.

For more information on Water Missions International, along with ways you can aid in the disaster relief, visit their website at

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