PSD earns second EPA WaterSense Award for Outreach

Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) recently received the Excellence in Outreach and Education Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense program for promoting water conservation efforts on social and digital media. This is the PSD’s second straight year earning this national recognition. “We believe it’s important to put the power of WaterSense […]

PSD Water Quality Laboratory recognized as Laboratory of Excellence

Hilton Head Public Service District’s (PSD) Water Quality Laboratory has once again been recognized as a Laboratory of Excellence as part of its annual certification by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The independent agency that conducts DHEC’s certification recognized the PSD lab “achieving 100% acceptable data” in a group of 345 […]

Annual water distribution system chlorination set

Hilton Head PSD, in conjunction with the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority and Broad Creek Public Service District, will temporarily change the drinking water treatment method and flush water mains from October 29 through November 12. The change is part of the routine maintenance program for the utilities’ water distribution systems. There will be no […]

PSD’s Vince Malphrus retires after three decades

Vince Malphrus

Hilton Head PSD in September bid a happy retirement to Vince Malphrus, who worked for the utility for 30 years. Malphrus, of Bluffton, held positions as Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor and most recently Utility Location Services Supervisor. He was very active in the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC), the state’s wastewater trade association. […]

PSD mourns loss of Bob Davis

Bob Davis

The PSD’s Bob Davis, our Recycled Water Services Supervisor, passed away unexpectedly in his home on the morning of August 29, 2021, at the age of 68. He will be greatly missed for his unique sense of humor, strong work ethic, and immense care for his family, friends, and coworkers. He will be remembered as […]

PSD earns 11th straight financial reporting award

Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. This is the PSD’s 11th consecutive year receiving the award. It is “the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant […]

Water-efficient landscape display coming to Port Royal

Port Royal is planning to create a native-plant demonstration project at its Arboretum off Fort Walker Drive to help promote water-efficient landscape concepts. Lyn Taylor of Reflection Design & Landscapes has created a site plan for the Arboretum that features a wide array of South Carolina native plants. Hilton Head Island typically sees 40-60% of […]

New Fire Hydrants Installed to Offer Greater Protection in Hilton Head Neighborhoods

With the installation of 10 new fire hydrants and associated water main upgrades over the last two years, residents in some Hilton Head Island neighborhoods have better protection for their homes in case of fire. “We partnered with the Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) three years ago to install fire hydrants in various areas […]

Hilton Head PSD’s saltwater intrusion response featured in University of Maryland project

UNESCO Features Hilton Head PSD

Hilton Head PSD and the island’s response to the ongoing issue of saltwater intrusion in our fresh groundwater aquifer was featured in a recent project by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The project, entitled “Saltwater Invasion,” covers an array of topics related to saltwater […]