Dependable wastewater collection is critical for our community. The JIPSD Wastewater Department is responsible for maintaining the public wastewater collection system serving more than 13,000 customers. Over 1 billion gallons of sewage pass through the JIPSD’s wastewater system annually.
Wastewater services are provided without a single penny of tax dollars from residents. The Wastewater Department operates on income received from wastewater bill payments. The money is used to purchase tools and equipment needed to maintain the system, including vehicles and machinery.
After-hour sewer emergency responders and online bill payment processing allow the Wastewater Department to be at your service 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
- For Billing or Payment inquiries, please contact Customer Service at 843-795-9060
- Wastewater Office: 843-762-5258
- Wastewater Emergencies (24/7): 843-795-2345
- David Hoffman, Director of Wastewater Services
- Wastewater Rates & Fees
- Interactive Service Area Map
- Wastewater Backups
- Wastewater Odors In Homes
- Design and Construction Standards
- Wastewater Services Brochure
- Wastewater Availability Request Form
- Wastewater Cleanout Work Requests
- Design and Construction Standards (Construction Standards PDF & Construction Standards CAD)
- Doghouse Manhole Construction Details
- Developer’s Reference Guide
Projects Under Construction:
(Projects in this category have broken ground and have crews or equipment on site.)
PS#2 Force Main Upgrade & Diversion
Lift Station 2 is a major lift station located on Central Park Road at the intersection of Fleming Road. Currently, wastewater travels from Lift Station 2 to multiple lift stations before reaching the wastewater treatment plant on Plum Island.
This project was needed to reduce the amount of energy used to get the wastewater to the treatment plant while at the same time increase the capacity of the system due to growth on James Island. The project consists of installing 9,400 feet of force main down Central Park Road, crossing under Folly Road, under the James Island Expressway to Harbor View Road and eventually terminating at Harbor View Circle. Minimal traffic interruptions are expected as the majority of this project will be performed off the side of the road.
The project was placed out for bid and awarded to R.H. Moore in the amount of $5,263,756. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
All Horizontal Directional Drill force main installations have been completed. Site clean-up and restoration will be completed by the end of July.
The James Island Expressway casing installation is scheduled to be completed by July 19th.
Clean-up and site restoration at the Post Office site is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.
Construction at the Quarterdeck Apartments site is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.
Pump Station 2 Upgrade is currently ahead of schedule and predicted to be completed prior to November 4, 2019.
SSES Found Projects, Phase I
In 2017 JIPSD conducted a Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES) across the Island. The SSES was used to identify defects in the wastewater system. Using the findings of the SSES, JIPSD has developed a multi-phase rehabilitation plan for the system.
Phase 1 of the project will take place in Westchester and Greencrest neighborhoods as well as neighborhoods off Grimball Road, South Grimball Road, and Grimball Road Extension. Work will include gravity main line cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining, gravity main line point repairs, and manhole structure repairs.
Occasional night work and temporary lane closures are expected.
The project was placed out for bid and awarded to IPR Southeast, LLC in the amount of $309,893.50. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2019.
All CIPP lining repairs scheduled to be completed by July 15th.
Manhole Repairs have been rescheduled to begin the week of July 15th.
The project has encountered some delays but is still projected to be completed by August 20, 2019.