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Planned Water Service Outage for Repairs – Portions of I Street and Cleburne Street – Thursday, January 17, 2019

Attention
Planned Water Outage Notification

In order to replace an aged Transite water main with PVC pipe in the 2000 block of I Street and Cleburne Street from I Street to K Street in Brunswick, water service will be intermittent from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. Homeowner access will be maintained and efforts will be made to maintain traffic flow throughout the neighborhood.

Following the repair process on Thursday, a precautionary boil water advisory will be issued once full service has been restored. This advisory will extend until 18 to 24 hours following the last point of repair, with the all-clear tentatively expected for Friday afternoon.

The impacted area is outlined below but adjacent houses may be impacted:

For more information on the project, please contact Alvin Hall at 912.261.7162 or Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Eagles Crest Subdivision in Brunswick- Sunday, January 13, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to residences in the Eagles Crest Subdivision on Sunday, January 13, 2019 due to a motor vehicle collision into a hydrant.  Service has been restored and BGJWSC lab personnel have collected water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Monday, January 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: 1/13/19 4:20 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 2:50 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick have 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 – Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick- Thursday, January 10, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to residences in the Sandalwood Subdivision on Thursday, January 10, 2019 due to scheduled maintenance needed to replace failed water isolation valves.  Service has been restored but another day of repairs has been scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 11th. Following the completion of repairs tomorrow afternoon, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Saturday, January 12, 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: 1/10/19 3:20 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Sections of Brunswick from Darien Hwy to Riverside Dr – January 9, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to the 200 block of Crandall, all of Riverside Drive and adjacent streets, the 200 block of Norman, St. Marks Towers, the 3400 block of Parkwood, the 200 block of Harold Freeman and the 100 block of Kaufman on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 due to a planned outage needed to replace failed fire line valves. Service has been restored and BGJWSC lab personnel have collected water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed on Thursday, January 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: 1/9/19 12:15 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – 1700 Block of Johnston Street in Brunswick – Tuesday, January 8, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to 1700 block of Johnston Street on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 due to a materials failure in a 6″ cast iron main. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed on Wednesday, January 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: 1/8/19 3:23 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

The Flow Monthly Newsletter – Issue 13 – January, February & March 2019

The Flow quarterly newsletter is a low-cost effort to guarantee that the news most relevant to you will be distributed with your billing statement. When necessary, news too long to print will be presented in a brief edition with more information referenced with a link to our website.

The latest edition is pictured below:

This edition is available for download below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format: The_Flow_Newsletter_Issue_13_January_February_March_2019

Previous editions are available here as well.

If you would like to see information published in The Flow or on our website, please feel free to contact me.

Jay Sellers
Public Information Officer
912-261-7123
jsellers@bgjwsc.org

 

Planned Water Service Outage for Repairs – January 10 and 11, 2019 – Sandalwood Subdivision

Attention
Planned Water Outage Notification

In order to replace failed water isolation valves serving Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick, water service will be intermittent from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on both Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11. Homeowner access will be maintained and efforts will be made to maintain traffic flow throughout the neighborhood.

Following the repair process on Thursday, a precautionary boil water advisory will be issued once full service has been restored. This advisory will extend until 18 to 24 hours following the last point of repair, with the all-clear tentatively expected for Saturday afternoon.

For more information on the project, please contact Alvin Hall at 912.261.7162 or Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Water Service Outage for Repairs – Sections of Brunswick from Darien Hwy to Riverside Dr – January 9, 2019

In order to replace failed fire line valves, water service will be intermittent from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Traffic control methods will be present. Homeowner and business access will be maintained and efforts will be made to maintain traffic flow throughout the area.

Following the repair process on Wednesday, a precautionary boil water advisory will be issued once full service has been restored. This advisory will extend until 18 to 24 hours following the last point of repair, with the all-clear tentatively expected for Thursday afternoon.

Effort is being made to limit the outage to the 200 block of Crandall, all of Riverside Drive and adjacent streets, the 200 block of Norman, St. Marks Towers, the 3400 block of Parkwood, the 200 block of Harold Freeman and the 100 block of Kaufman. The impacted area is outlined below. Others adjacent to this area may lose service as well and should be prepared to observe the boil water advisory, once posted.

For more information on the project, please contact Alvin Hall at 912.261.7162 or Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Fountain Lake Apartments and the Cove in Brunswick on Friday, January 4, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 9:57 AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Fountain Lake and the Cove in Brunswick 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.