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DUC Update – July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

Dear Community Members,

I am writing to provide an update of our progress this week at the utility plant.  On Tuesday, we had one of the best well specialists in the state of South Carolina come to the island to conduct a well assessment.  The specialist pulled samples of the sand from the well, which was extremely fine material.  It was recommended to remove the pump and piping and drop a camera to see if we are able to identify the culprit of the sand intrusion.  We are waiting to receive an estimate for repairs to the well and will discuss our options with H.M. Northcutt and the utility board for the best path forward.

In the meantime, Ryan installed the newly refurbed high pressure pump which is in service. 

We remain under a Boil Water Advisory.  Once we receive two consecutive negative total coliform samples, the notice will be lifted.

Cases of drinking water are available at the Fire Station on a first come, first served basis in the event we need to continue the boil water advisory throughout the weekend. 

Lastly, thank you to those who attended the DUC board meeting on Monday.  We received a lot of great feedback and questions as well as innovative ideas for future infrastructure planning.  We again appreciate your continued patience and will keep you informed of updates as we learn more. 

Sincerely,

Catherine Weeks, GM
Dewees Utility Corp.