Category Archives: Service Outages

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Plantation Point Drive Condos and Surrounding Area on Friday, October 13, 2017

Effective immediately, as of 4:18 PM on Saturday, October 14, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for the condos at Plantation Point Drive, the Hampton River Club Marina and surrounding areas of St. Simons Island on Friday, October 13, 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 – Plantation Point Drive Condos, Hampton River Club Marina and Surrounding Areas on SSI – Friday, October 13, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system lost pressure in the area serving the condos at Plantation Point Drive, the Hampton River Club Marina and surrounding areas at 11:48 am on Friday, October 13, 2017 in order for BGJWSC to disconnect the system from a well that has been removed from service. BGJWSC staff is onsite now restoring service. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Saturday, October 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: 10/13/17 1:19 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Plantation Point Drive Condos on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Effective immediately, as of 5:13 PM on Thursday, October 12, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Plantation Point Drive Condos of St. Simons Island on Wednesday, October 11, 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

Emergency Road Closure – 5th St from Treville Ave to Emanuel Ave in Brunswick – October 12, 2017

In order to perform sewer main repairs in the area, 5th Street between Treville Avenue and Emanuel Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 to 6:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017. Homeowner access will be maintained but all other traffic should be prepared to take another route.

For more information on the project, please contact Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

 

 

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Plantation Point Drive Condos on SSI – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system lost pressure in the area serving the condos at Plantation Point Drive at 2:26 pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 due to an 8″ PVC main broken by a tree which fell during Hurricane Irma. BGJWSC staff is onsite now restoring service. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Thursday, October 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: 10/11/17 2:29 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portions of Hwy 17 and GLYNCO Parkway on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Effective immediately, as of 3:45 PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for portions of Hwy 17 and GLYNCO Parkway in Brunswick on Thursday, October 5, 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

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Gordon Street on Friday, October 6, 2017

Effective immediately, as of 10:42 AM on Saturday, October 7, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for 1700 and 1800 block of Gordon Street in Brunswick on Friday, October 6, 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 – 1700 and 1800 Block of Gordon Street in Brunswick – Friday, October 6, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure in the area serving the 1700 and 1800 block of Gordon Street at 11:08 am on Friday, October 6, 2017 due to a 2″ PVC main being hit by a a BGJWSC crew performing sewer system maintenance. BGJWSC staff is onsite now restoring service. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the morning of Saturday, October 7, 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: 10/6/17 11:44 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Portions of Hwy 17 and GLYNCO Parkway in Brunswick – Thursday, October 5, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure in the area serving portions of Highway 17 north of Chapel Crossing Road to GLYNCO Parkway to the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 5, 2017 due to a 2″ PVC and a 10″ iron main being hit by an independent utility contractor. BGJWSC staff is onsite now restoring service. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 44 and 48 hours, should be completed the evening of Saturday, October 7, at which time an all-clear message will be posted. Two 22 to 24 hour testing periods are required due to the presence of a school (Brunswick Job Corps) and multiple food service facilities in the area.

Area affected include Morgan’s Mill, Thornhill, JoAnn Drive, and GLYNCO Parkway facilities west to and including Gulfstream and surrounding areas.

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: 10/5/17 7:26 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Peachtree Street on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Effective immediately, as of 9:42 AM on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Peachtree Street in Brunswick on Tuesday, October 3, 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