“Water, Water Everywhere. But Will There Be A Drop To Drink?”

Learn about how we protect one of the lowcountry’s most valuable resources: water!

I love where I live.  And important part of life here in the lowcountry is water.   We love our water.   So when I had a chance to join the Hilton Head Association of Realtors, Sustainability/Environmental  Task Force a couple of years ago, I jumped at the chance to become more involved at protecting the land, water and resources that make the lowcountry such an excellent place to live.

Our first priority was water. So we arranged for an informative panel to educate our fellow Realtors about the issues affecting our water quality.  Here is the e-mail we sent out:

Water, Water Everywhere –
 But Will There Be a Drop to Drink?

Friday, June 10
9:00am – 10:30am
HHAAOR

PANELIST 
Dick Deuel, Development Project Manager BJWSA
Kelley Ferda, General Manager South Island PSD
Pete Nardi, General Manager, Hilton Head PSD

Quality drinking water is at the forefront of many residents today. Did you ever wonder if we could be another Flint, MI? While we are surrounded by water, what is the future of our water supply in the Lowcounty and how can we help conserve it?

Come and learn from a panel of the area water supply companies
on how our local utilities are making sure that our lifestyle is preserved.
Be educated about how to answer questions from your customers and clients!
We held the event last Friday and below are my notes.  Honestly there was so much information, I couldn’t write it down fast enough so I encourage you also to take a good look at the info on the pictures slides as well.   We look forward to hosting a PUBLIC event for everybody to learn about how we protect, clean, and conserve our water resources here.   But I thought I’d share this info for now.  I also encourage you to look carefully at your bills and website for water quality information.  And never take it for granted what comes out of your tap, and do your part to protect and conserve!

The utilities on the island are 100% recycled for golf courses and wetlands. Unique program. 1 billion gallons a year!
3 utilities on island: Hilton Head PSD, Broad Creek PSD, and South Island PSD
45% of water is from reverse osmosis. 18% from wells in HHPSD.
9% drop in demand here. National trend.
12 million gallons available a day in HH PSD .
316 gallons per day per and customer. A lot of that is irrigation.  Best to be below 7000 gallons per month, per household.
Reverse osmosis plant treats 4 million gallons per day. Can expand to 6.
Floridian Aquifer 600ft deep
Aquifer holding system is VERY unique in that water is stored in the millions of gallons in the Earth’s crust and released when needed!
Savannah River supplies about 26% of water in HH PSD
Important that supply is diversified. IE Hurricanes!
Consumer confidence report online for BJWSA
Savannah River supplies 96% of BJWSA
There are plans of course to expand and prepare for the future thru plant expansions and pipeline extensions.
Aquifer wells offer unique and convenient, massive storage.
The water out of our tap is about a half a penny, 1500 times cheaper than bottled water!
All water utilities have a joint task force to prepare fore disasters: ie, Hurricanes & Earthquakes.
BJWSA uses the Floridian Aquifer less than 1%

And last but not least, here is a video from Beaufort Jasper Water on The Value of Water, that I think will put things in perspective for everyone!

May River Views for Sale

Spent a lovely evening with friends along the May River here in beautiful Bluffton, SC last night.   Views like this are for sale.  Let me know if you’d like me to show you available properties.  843.505.3132  or Lori@LoriBee.com

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Attitude Adjustment Boulevard

Monday morning greetings from Attitude Adjustment Boulevard on Daufuskie Island, SC. Picture by Lori Bee.

“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal or an adventure.”

Picture by Lori Bee from Daufuskie Island, SC

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Skull Creek Sunset – Again

Another amazing sunset while dining at Skull Creek Boathouse on Hilton Head Island.

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From the land or the water, Skull Creek on Hilton Head Island is a beautiful place.  And Skull Creek Boathouse is a pretty great place to enjoy all the local fish, oysters,crab and shrimp dishes too.   So it’s no wonder, I can’t ever get enough of this magical place.

Stewards of God’s Land … the legacy of Charles Fraser’s vision for Hilton Head Island

Charles Fraser’s vision of Hilton Head Island, is just a part of what makes it so special living here.

So grateful for the legacy left behind by men and women like Charles Fraser, so we can continue to appreciate God’s beauty of the land here in the lowcountry.   And yes, our people and lifestyle are a treasure to appreciate too.

Let me know if you’d like to be a part of our treasured community.
Lori Bee, 843.505.3132, Lori@LoriBee.com

Selling the Lowcountry

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So it’s been a bit since I blogged.   I really do most of my blogging and picture uploading on my Facebook page at Lowcountry Livin’.    And of course, my real estate site is at  LoriBee.com.    But I do need to be better at posting here too.   I really do take quite a few pictures.

This picture is how I sold a house earlier this year.  I call it “Selling the Low Country.”   I took out a blanket , a bottle of wine, and told the prospective buyer to sit and wait for the sunset.   Yeah… she bought.  😉

It’s not hard to sell life here.  It is so beautiful but I love documenting it and sharing it with all of you.

That being said, I love someone sharing my posts and pictures…. but WITH credit.   I know I’m not a professional photographer, but if I care enough to post the shot, it’s because I’m proud of it.  I don’t like others using it for their own commercial purposes.   I’m thinking I need to really start watermarking them.  Another way to slow me down from posting…. but a las, if I want to protect my work, and my love of the beauty I document, I guess I must.

But be prepared to see a few more shots posted here.  I’d love your thoughts and honest feedback on them.  And what do you want to see about the lowcountry, perhaps, that I may not have yet shared….    Let’s take new adventures together.

And of course, let me know if I can help you with living your dream here.  It would be my pleasure.

Our Dolphins Understand Teamwork!

Dolphins in the lowcountry are smart.  I would say smarter than any others in the world, and this video is proof.  I’ve seen this a few times in real life, and to say it is cool is an understatement.  Enjoy this miracle from the tidal marshes of the lowcountry. It is breathtaking.