SAFETY CLOSURE: Flooding has made the road to our facility impassable. Effective immediately, the offices at Signal Point Road are closed and will re-open for business as usual on Monday, March 9, 2020.
JIPSD is eager to answer your questions about what we are doing to combat Wastewater overflows in the Central Park Road area. Overflow issues occur during extreme rain events such as tropical storms, heavy rains, or hurricanes. The combination of high tide and a heavy rain will cause ditches to overflow into areas normally dry and Stormwater finds its way into our system. We currently have a project underway to help alleviate these problems.
JIPSD just completed the PS-2 Force Main Diversion and Capacity Upgrade Project at the cost of $5,263,736. The project involved installing a larger force main from our pump station on Central Park Rd to Harbor View Circle to replace the aged existing force main. Now JIPSD is starting the Upgrade/Conversion phase of PS-2 (located at Central Park and Fleming) which will cost $1,097,995. This will increase the discharge rate for PS-2 and reduce the possibility of overflows resulting from high intensity, long duration rainfall events.
JIPSD is making a substantial investment in this area. In next year’s budget, Wastewater Services is requesting an additional $72,000 to perform flow monitoring in the Central Park Road collection system which will pinpoint areas creating the inflow problem. Additionally, we are seeking to hire employees dedicated to locating broken clean outs and placing manhole inserts that will reduce the amount of Stormwater that enters our system. Our primary goal is keeping Stormwater where it belongs not only to prevent overflows, but to lower the cost JIPSD pays to treat the extra water in our system.
If you want to learn more, please contact Wastewater at 843-762-5258.
For City Stormwater questions, please call their hotline at: 843-202-7639.
To report a broken clean out, please fill out this form.
President’s Day is Monday, February 17th and JIPSD offices will be closed.
This holiday closure will affect your Solid Waste Services collection schedule. Please see below for details.
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 the Solid Waste Services Department was made aware that Charleston County Bees Ferry Landfill was planning on discontinuing accepting man-made debris from municipalities. On Wednesday, November 20, 2019 the Department was told that beginning Monday, November 25, 2019 all man-made debris would need to be hauled to Republic’s Spring Grove Facility at 8100 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy, Ladson, SC 29456.
In order to minimize the financial impact of the increased hauling distance, the following changes have been made regarding the amount of construction debris and bulk materials that will be picked up:
- Limit to 2 bulk items or 1 claw scoop of materials generated by the homeowner per week (1 claw scoop is the equivalent of what would fit in a regular 96-gallon roll-cart)
- Property owners or managers will be responsible for any property clean outs resulting from evictions or other tenant related issues
- As a reminder, prior ordinance/regulations state construction and demo materials generated by contractors need to be hauled by the contractor or homeowner
These changes will begin on March 1st, 2020 and allowed items will be picked up weekly on your regular pick-up day. Please place only the new allowed amount of bulk and construction material curbside each week (Limit to 2 bulk items or 1 claw scoop of materials generated by the homeowner per week). An example of a bulk item would be furniture, mattresses, box springs, etc.
Residents are still allowed to bring debris at no charge to the Bees Ferry Convenience Center at 1344 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414. We also are encouraging residents to try to repurpose, reuse and recycle furniture, clothing and certain building materials (windows, doors, decking etc.) to reduce the number of trips to the landfill.
If you have any questions about the new regulations or are unsure if a certain material is allowed, please call The Solid Waste Services Department directly at (843) 762-5260. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Director of Solid Waste Services
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day our offices will be closed Monday, January 20th. All garbage, yard debris, and bulk item collection will be done on a one-day slide. Regular collection operations resume Monday, January 27th.