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 […]

Hilton Head PSD Aquifer Storage & Recovery Facility to be featured in UNESCO publication

Hilton Head PSD’s Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) Facility is one of 28 projects worldwide selected by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as global great examples of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR). The projects are being featured in an upcoming UNESCO publication entitled Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability. The […]

PSD Water Quality Laboratory recognized as Laboratory of Excellence

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 570 […]

Hilton Head PSD Earns MarCom Gold Award for Website

Hilton Head PSD Website Design Gold Award Marcom

Hilton Head Public Service District’s (PSD) website,, has received a Gold Award in government digital media for website design by MarCom. MarCom Awards recognize the outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design, and production of marketing and communication materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising […]

Hilton Head PSD earns EPA WaterSense Excellence Award

Heather Bragg Bragg Media and Pete Nardi Hilton Head PSD

Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) has earned the 2020 Excellence in Education and Outreach Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program. The PSD earned the award for its efforts to inform and educate customers about water efficiency and environmental sustainability programs.  “Hilton Head PSD has done a great job of amplifying WaterSense […]

Important Water Safety Tips for Reopening Schools and Businesses

school water safety

As re-openings of schools and businesses occur in South Carolina, the PSD would like to provide the following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because safely restarting water use in an unused or underused building requires several preventative steps.COVID-19 has not been detected in any public drinking water because current water […]