Water line repair projects under way
May 6, 2013
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Palmetto State Utility Services, in partnership with the garrison and the Directorate of Public Works, has been planning and executing multiple water and sewer projects on the installation. The repair and replacement projects are aimed to enhance the water quality and wastewater service on post.
Currently, repair projects are taking place along Magruder Avenue, Marion Avenue and Strom Thurmond Boulevard.
A project that is scheduled to begin June 1 and finish by July 31 addresses high pressure, experienced by customers in the lower elevations. The project will reestablish a two-pressure zone system across Fort Jackson that will decrease pressure to within normal operating ranges in the lower elevations while maintaining current pressure in the higher elevations. Normalizing the pressure will reduce water loss, decrease the number of water line breaks (and associated damages), decrease service disruptions and reduce the amount of water purchased.
During the process of this project, some customers may encounter reduced pressure in their buildings or facilities. PSUS encourages customers to contact its office at 790-7288 if problems are encountered. PSUS staff will be monitoring individual line pressure throughout the project. In case of pressure deficiencies, the building/ facility regulator will be adjusted, which will raise the pressure to avoid a reduction in water service.
Additional projects on Fort Jackson include sewer line replacements on Marion Avenue, Moseby Street and Jackson Boulevard; and water line replacements on Marion Avenue, Hampton Parkway and Magruder Avenue.
Customers are encouraged to participate in an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSUS.