All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Island Square Apartments on St. Simons Island on 3/28/17

Effective immediately, as of 4:00 PM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for the Island Square Apartments on St. Simons Island on March 28, 2017 has passed. Results have been verified by our state-licensed technician within a certified laboratory environment.

This notification is an ALL-CLEAR and water used for drinking will no longer need to be boiled.

Though the water from this system can now be considered to meet safe drinking water standards, please discard any ice made within the last 48 hours.

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Pump Station 2032 Project Briefing Update 6

The details below outline the project referred to as PS2032, which is located in the area between North Harrington Road and Palmetto Street on Frederica Road, on the northern half of St Simons Island. This wastewater force main basin serves approximately 3,400 customers north of and including Sea Palms West. This improvement is required in order to continue serving this existing customer base and also prepare the way for future growth.

Construction has begun. Routine updates to this briefing will be posted every two weeks following a planning meeting with BGJWSC, Glynn County and contract construction personnel. The first onsite planning meeting occurred Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Following future meetings, progress will be reported in advance to the next phase of construction.

Update 6

Tie-ins at each horizontal directional drilling (HDD) segment continues (3 to 4 days each)

  • East side of Frederica Rd right-of-way, south of S Harrington Road (in front of Bennie’s Red Barn). – Temporary bike/pedestrian path installed with bike/pedestrian detour signs as necessary.
  • West side of Frederica Rd right-of-way, at Pump Station 2032 site. – Minor traffic impacts with trucks entering and leaving Frederica Road.
  • Corner of Palmetto Street and Frederica Road on west side of Frederica Rd right-of-way. – Minor traffic impacts with trucks entering and leaving Frederica Road.
  • East side of Frederica Rd right-of-way, across from St. Clair Parkway. – Temporary bike/pedestrian path installed with bike/pedestrian detour signs as necessary.
  • Temporary bike/pedestrian paths installed with bike/pedestrian detour signs as necessary at several sites on path east of Frederica Road.  Temporary path and path detour signs will be removed when restoration of each construction area is complete.

A copy of both the map image and this report are available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF below:

PS2032_Construction_Progress_Update_6_March_28_2017_Briefing
PS2032_Construction_Progress_Update_6_March_28,_2017_Map

The information below will remain unchanged for each update: Continue reading

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Island Square Apartments on St. Simons Island – Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system has lost pressure in the area serving Island Square Apartments off Demere Road on St. Simons Island on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 due to naturally caused distribution system failures in the area. This loss of pressure in the distribution system may cause back-pressure, back-siphonage, or a net movement of water from outside the pipe to the inside through cracks, breaks, or joints in the distribution system that are common in all water systems. Such a system failure carries with it a potential that bacterial contamination or other disease-causing organisms could enter the water distribution system. These conditions may pose an imminent and substantial health endangerment to persons served by the water system.

This precautionary boil water advisory is being published as a warning to those that live in, work in, or travel through the affected area. During the period of the loss of pressure, water will also not be available for fire suppression use. The map below indicates the limit to which this precautionary boil water advisory applies:

What should I do?

  • DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil for at least (3) three minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. ALL STORED WATER, DRINK OR ICE MADE RECENTLY FROM THIS SUPPLY SHALL BE DISCARDED.
  • Bathing, showering and toilet flushing may be performed using water from the tap without boiling it first.
  • Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.
  • The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

What is being done?

As soon as pressure can be restored to the distribution system, our water lab personnel will take water samples that will be fully evaluated over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hour period following the repair of the main. Once we have determined that there is no longer a threat of harmful bacteria in the water, we will inform you that you are no longer required to boil your water by posting an update here on our website: http://www.bgjwsc.org.

Water System ID#: 1270001

Date distributed: 3/28/17 1:22 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

New Employment Opportunity – Administrative Coordinator for Wastewater Treatment

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission is pleased to announce the following employment opportunity:

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator for Wastewater Treatment
Open Date: March 27, 2017
Close Date: Open until filled
Position Information: Full-time, permanent position
Starting Pay Range: $17.28hr – $19.44hr

Click the link below to view the job description for this vacancy.

Administrative Coordinator for Wastewater Treatment

Please visit our Human Resources page for instructions on how to apply.

New Employment Opportunity – Deputy Executive Director

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission is pleased to announce the following employment opportunity:

Job Title: Deputy Executive Director
Open Date: March 24, 2017
Close Date: Open until filled
Position Information: Full-time, permanent position

Click the link below to view the announcement for this vacancy.

Deputy Executive Director

Please visit our Human Resources page for instructions on how to apply.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Westway Apartments in Brunswick on 3/23/17

Effective immediately, as of 12:42 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for the Westway Apartments in Brunswick on March 23, 2017 has passed. Results have been verified by our state-licensed technician within a certified laboratory environment.

This notification is an ALL-CLEAR and water used for drinking will no longer need to be boiled.

Though the water from this system can now be considered to meet safe drinking water standards, please discard any ice made within the last 48 hours.

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Westway Apartments Building 100 in Brunswick – Thursday March 23, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system has lost pressure in the area serving building 100 of the Westway Apartments on Commercial Drive in Brunswick on Thursday, March 23, 2017 due to naturally caused distribution system failures in the area. This loss of pressure in the distribution system may cause back-pressure, back-siphonage, or a net movement of water from outside the pipe to the inside through cracks, breaks, or joints in the distribution system that are common in all water systems. Such a system failure carries with it a potential that bacterial contamination or other disease-causing organisms could enter the water distribution system. These conditions may pose an imminent and substantial health endangerment to persons served by the water system.

This precautionary boil water advisory is being published as a warning to those that live in, work in, or travel through the affected area. During the period of the loss of pressure, water will also not be available for fire suppression use. The map below indicates the limit to which this precautionary boil water advisory applies:

What should I do?

  • DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil for at least (3) three minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. ALL STORED WATER, DRINK OR ICE MADE RECENTLY FROM THIS SUPPLY SHALL BE DISCARDED.
  • Bathing, showering and toilet flushing may be performed using water from the tap without boiling it first.
  • Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.
  • The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

What is being done?

As soon as pressure can be restored to the distribution system, our water lab personnel will take water samples that will be fully evaluated over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hour period following the repair of the main. Once we have determined that there is no longer a threat of harmful bacteria in the water, we will inform you that you are no longer required to boil your water by posting an update here on our website: http://www.bgjwsc.org.

Water System ID#: 1270000

Date distributed: 3/23/17 1:07 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE