Thursday, April 26, 2012

Squire Pope Road sewer work starts

The PSD is installing sewer service along Squire Pope Road between Bermuda Point Circle and the Gumtree Road traffic circle. Sections of the bicycle and pedestrian pathway in the area will be closed during construction. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should use caution in the work zone and follow traffic control devices.

The work will bring sewer access to approximately 30 properties and is being funded through the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Tax Increment Finance District in the project area.

The project is part of the PSD's ongoing effort to provide sewer access to all properties in its service area. About 1,000 properties in the north- and mid-island areas still upon septic systems to treat their wastewater. Septic systems have been found to be ill-suited for the island's high groundwater table, resulting in failures. The PSD's public sewer system is a safeguard against environmental pollution and property damage that can occur when septic systems fail.

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