Beaufort-Jasper [S.C.] Water & Sewer Authority is planning to issue about $60 million in tax-exempt debt finance building a water purification facility that would supply drinking water to Hilton Head Island, a spokesman for the authority said yesterday.

The bonds, which will be issued in late 1991 or early 1992, will be backed by wholesale contracts for water service with Hilton Head water suppliers. The facility will take between three and four years to complete, the spokesman said.

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