Community Updates

South Island Public Service District Announces Potable Drinking Water Pipeline Upgrades In Sea Pines

South Island Public Service District (SIPSD) is a publicly owned utility, providing water and wastewater services for the south end of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Serving over 26,000 customers, from the Cross Island to the Fresh Market Center, their service area also encompasses Sea Pines, Wexford, Shipyard, and Long Cove.
To provide the highest quality service to their customers, a new reverse osmosis plant, off Dunnagans Alley will be installed. SIPSD will now undertake a major infrastructure upgrade and replacement project to their potable water drinking line from Dunnagans Alley to Baynard Park Road, inside of Sea Pines.
This project will be addressed in two phases:
  • Phase 1- Pipeline installation from Baynard Park Road and Plantation Drive to the parking lot at the Sea Pines CSA Administration office located at 175 Greenwood Drive
  • Phase 2- Pipeline installation from the parking lot at the Sea Pines CSA Administration office located at 175 Greenwood Drive to the future reverse osmosis plant, off Dunnagans Alley (project details for Phase 2 are still in preparation)
Phase 1 Project Details
Scope of Work:
  • Installation of 12,000 feet of new 12-inch water line pipe from the intersection of Baynard Park Road and Plantation Drive to the parking lot at the Sea Pines CSA Administration office located at 175 Greenwood Drive.
  • Installation of 400 feet of new 12-inch water line pipe at Muirfield Road, from the District’s Elevated Water Storage tank to Plantation Drive.
Project Zone:
Timing:

  • Construction is estimated to begin near the end of August or the beginning of September
  • Full project completion of Phase 1 within one year of the project start date

What To Expect:

  • SIPSD’s selected contractor will begin work along Baynard Park Rd, continuing along Plantation Drive, to Greenwood Drive and ending at the parking lot at the Sea Pines CSA Administration office located at 175 Greenwood Drive
  • Heavy machinery will be utilized to excavate and install the new pipeline throughout the project zone.
  • SIPSD’s selected contractor will be working in and along the roadways noted, as well as within the Utility Easement that abuts these roadways.

Current Status:

  • SIPSDs contractor has begun removing select trees (which consist of sweetgums and pine trees) along Plantation Drive that are within the designated project zone in which the water line must be placed, from Plantation Drive from Spanish Moss Road to Calibogue Cay Road. Sea Pines CSA is working with South Island PSD to minimize and mitigate impacts within the project zone. South Island PSD will be replacing the trees removed from the work zone. Sea Pines CSA will determine the type and placement of the new trees. Click here to learn more about the project.

How to Stay Informed:

  • Visit SIPSD’s website to stay informed about this project.
  • Sea Pines CSA will continue to keep our property owners, guest and visitors updated on this project as information is provided to us from South Island Public Service District.

Questions:

  • For questions regarding this SIPSD Project, please contact SIPSD’s Customer Service Department directly at their website.