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All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portions of Demere Rd on SSI on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 3:39 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for portions of Demere Rd on SSI on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 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

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Portions of Demere Rd on St Simons Island – Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system lost pressure to the north side/westbound lane service connections affecting Quamley Wells and Plumbroke neighborhoods on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 due to a materials failure on a 2″ gate valve that must now be isolated for replacement. Service will be restored and BGJWSC lab personnel will then collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the evening of Wednesday, May 23, at which time an all-clear message will be posted.

No commercial buildings, including area restaurants, are included in this alert as the mains have been turned off in such a way as to isolate the residences of the neighborhoods listed above from the surrounding connections.

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.

Date distributed: 5/22/18 12:12 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

BGJWSC Water & Sewer Bill Calculator

In anticipation of questions that you may have regarding our pending rate revision, the following bill calculator is being made available. You can enter your monthly flow in the frame below and the rates for each year from 2014 to 2018 will display your previous billing amount and allow you to compare that to the two 2019 rates being considered.

Though we have previously only displayed your consumption in thousands of gallons, staff is presently working towards displaying consumption down to the gallon read on the meter. This should serve to simplify your monthly billing and your budgeting process as fluctuations month-to-month should be smaller as long as your consumption is consistent and no leaks exist.

Bills mailed out in June of 2018 will begin showing this per gallon consumption. As indicated in the calculator, all billing statements sent starting with our 2019 Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2018 will be billed to the gallon measured. However, a decision regarding a rate change (labeled “2019 by gallon”) versus a structure change (labeled “2019 with base”) has yet to be made as an amendment to the BGJWSC Operating Agreement must be approved by both the City of Brunswick and Glynn County Commission boards next month before it can take affect.

Though you can see all details in the frame below by scrolling up and down, left and right within the frame, you can also click on the button on the bottom right of the calculator, labeled “View full-size workbook” and it will open up in a new screen for you using Microsoft Excel Online. You may also click download button at the bottom of the frame to save a version that can be edited on your PC or Mac using Microsoft Excel.

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All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Brooklyn Homes in Brunswick on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 10:10 PM on Sunday, May 13, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for portions of Brooklyn Homes in Brunswick on Saturday, May 12, 2018 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

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – 54 to 69 Brooklyn Homes in Brunswick – Saturday, May 12, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to units 54 to 69 Brooklyn Homes on Saturday, May 12, 2018 due to a materials failure on a 2″ PVC water main on Brunswick Housing Authority property. Service will be restored by the BHA and BGJWSC lab personnel will then collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the morning of Monday, May 14, at which time an all-clear message will be posted.

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.

Date distributed: 5/12/18 11:02 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Rate Revision Town Hall Meeting Schedule Announced

The JWSC intends to hold public hearings on June 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Room 108 at the St. Simons Casino on St. Simons Island and on June 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the City Recreation Center (Howard Coffin Park) on Gloucester St. in Brunswick, GA where it will consider a potential rate adjustment that would go into effect starting July 1, 2018.  As required by Section 1-2 of Part I of House Bill 1271 amending Section 7 of the enabling legislation creating the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) approved April 19, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3661), the JWSC is providing the following information as part of its notice of the public hearings:

  • A financial justification for the proposed rate increase,
  • A five-year projection of future operating revenue and expenses:
    1. without such proposed rate increase, and
    2. with such proposed rate increase,
  • A history of the dates and amounts of any changes in customer rates, fees, tolls, or charges previously approved by the JWSC during the five-year period immediately preceding the effective date of the proposed increase.

In addition to this required information, a fourth item is included at the end of this notice regarding a proposed change in the rate structure.

Please review the attached document for details of this pending change:

FY_2019_Rate_Structure_Revision_Public_Notice

 

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portions of Demere Rd on SSI on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 5:23 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Portions of Demere Rd on SSI on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 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

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All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Captains Walk Condos on SSI on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 4:59 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for the Captains Walk Condos on SSI on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 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

If you are receiving this information from any source other than our Public Emergency Notification System by Everbridge, please subscribe to receive these alerts via text, email or phone call instantly when the alert is posted. 

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Portions of Demere Rd on St Simons Island – Wednesday, May 9, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system lost pressure to the north side/westbound lane service connections affecting Quamley Wells and Plumbroke neighborhoods on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 due to a contractor hitting a 2″ PVC water main. Service will be restored and BGJWSC lab personnel will then collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the evening of Thursday, May 10, at which time an all-clear message will be posted.

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.

Date distributed: 5/9/18 9:39 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Captains Walk Condos on St Simons Island – Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system lost pressure to the Captains Walk Condos at 798 Mallory Street on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 due to a contractor needing to isolate interior water mains to make a repair on their private plumbing. Service will be restored by the private contractor. BGJWSC lab personnel will then collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the evening of Wednesday, May 9, at which time an all-clear message will be posted.

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.

Date distributed: 5/8/18 12:42 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE