Category Archives: Service Outages

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for 4th Street in Brunswick on Saturday, December 15, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 1:12 PM on Sunday, December 16, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for 4th Street 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

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All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 5:31 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 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

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – 4th Street- Canary Dr. to Hwy 17 in Brunswick- Saturday, December 15, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to residences on 4th Street from Canary Dr. to Highway 17, including Dolphin St. and Trout St. Saturday, December 15, 2018 due to materials failure. 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 Sunday, December 16, 2018, 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:

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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: 12/15/18 4:30 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick- Thursday, December 13, 2018

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, December 13, 2018 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, December 14th. 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, December 15, 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: 12/13/18 2:40 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Dixon Lane in East Beach on St Simons Island on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 8:57 AM on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Dixon Lane in East Beach on St. Simons Island 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

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Dixon Lane in East Beach on St Simons Island – Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure to Dixon Lane in East Beach on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 due to a private contractor hitting a 2″ PVC 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, December 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: 12/11/18 10:49 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Canal Crossing Shopping Center in Brunswick on Monday, December 10, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 8:47 AM on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Canal Crossing Shopping Center in Brunswick, GA 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

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Canal Road Shopping Center in Brunswick – Monday, December 10, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to the Canal Road Shopping Center between Spur 25 and Hindman Lane on Monday, December 10, 2018 due to the emergency isolation of the 16″ PVC main needed to install a water service connection in the Canal Road Shopping Center area. 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 Tuesday, December 11, at which time an all-clear message will be posted.

As efforts were made to contain the outage and minimize the impacts of the repair, the expectation is that only those service connections directly connected to the water system between Spur 25 and Hindman Lane are subject to this boil water advisory, including those in Canal Road Shopping Center as well as those in the vicinity of the map below. However, as adjoining and surrounding service connections may have also been affected depending on the method of connection to the main, proceed with caution if you observed any drop in pressure today.

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: 12/10/18 12:14 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Planned Water Service Outage for Repairs – December 13 and 14, 2018 – 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, December 13 and Friday, December 14. Homeowner access will be maintained and efforts will be made to maintain traffic flow throughout the neighborhood.

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 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.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 4:09 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick, GA 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

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