The department maintains a high degree of environmentally conscious water sewer, and wastewater treatment methods in order to preserve water quality for Beaufort’s residents and visitors.
Additionally, employees are on call 24/7 for various emergencies involving the water, sewer and wastewater systems of the Town of Beaufort.
The Public Utilities Department is responsible for a multitude of duties in Town including:
• Routine water meter readings
• maintaining high water quality and potable water
• Performing water and sewer connections to homes and businesses
• Performing preventative and recurring maintenance of water lines, sewer lines, and lift stations
• Treatment and redistribution of wastewater
• The storage and disposal of waste generated by the treatment of wastewater
Fees are associated with many of these services. The FY 16 Fee schedule is available here.
Message from the Director
The Utilities Department provides services to over 4,000 residents. We service over 3,400 water and sewer connections. We maintain 20 sewer pump stations. The collections system consists of more than twenty miles of 6-inch to 12-inch gravity mains, approximately 4.3 miles of 4-inch to 12-inch force mains, and associated laterals located within the entire corporate limits of Beaufort.
Recent improvements within the Utility Department’s infrastructure include the rehabilitation of part of the sewer collection system and the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility, which replaced the original wastewater treatment plant. In addition to the improvements to the sewer and wastewater processes, the Utilities Department was able to secure future potable water needs by constructing two new wells and raw water mains.
Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you. Please let us know if we can be of assistance.
Donovan H. Willis
Public Utilities Director