Bluffton Area Sewer Master Plan, Town of Bluffton, SC

Joint Venture & Phased Approach

Hussey Gay Bell’s project scope consisted of the development of a master plan to determine the most economical way to extend Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) sewer service to an annexed 624-acre area about 1.6 miles northwest of the Town of Bluffton. The proposed gravity sewers, two new lift stations and force mains would be able to serve the entire study area at build-out, including the existing and proposed zoned residential properties, small commercial sites and proposed 900-student Beaufort County Middle School complex, which was planned on 41 acres near the center of the study area. The proposed total budget for the utility infrastructure improvements was $3.3M.

This project was phased into multiple design segments based on available funding sources. This has enabled the Town to handle projects ready each time a new funding option is available. This project also represents a joint effort between the Town and water and sewer authority, which has proven economically beneficial to both entities.

Bluffton Area Sewer Master Plan
Town of Bluffton, SC

Completed in 2007 as a joint venture, the Bluffton Area Sewer Master Plan proposed gravity sewers, two new lift stations and force mains that would serve the entire study area at build-out using a phased approach.

Hussey Gay Bell's Status Re: COVID-19

Dear Clients, Industry Partners and Friends of the Firm:

Throughout Hussey Gay Bell’s 62-year history, we have seen times of prosperity and times of struggle. The common denominator during these six decades has been our commitment to our clients, employees and the communities in which we serve. As we now face the COVID-19 crisis, this resolve is no less diminished. 

Currently our offices in Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Nashville and Statesboro are open and operating, per jurisdictional guidelines. Our leadership team continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 situation and has adopted new procedures within our offices to ensure the health and well-being of Hussey Gay Bell's greatest asset - our employees and associates. We are adhering to recommendations from the CDC and limiting face-to-face interactions, restricting non-essential travel, and utilizing video conferencing and other smart technologies for communications. We have also developed contingency plans so that we remain in a position of strength to continue our projects remotely, if and when needed, for the weeks and months to come. 

While the typical way we interact with you may be temporarily disrupted, we remain resolute in our dedication to providing the same level of exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the continued trust you have placed in Hussey Gay Bell for all of these years. We are committed to a high level of service to you, despite these difficult times. We will all emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient.

Stay safe!


G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE

Hussey Gay Bell CEO & Chairman