Water conservation is a critical element of ensuring that our customers have access to water when they need it, now and in the future.
The BGJWSC has adopted rules mandated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, guiding outdoor water use.
Currently, Glynn County is under Declared Drought Level Two. As a result, the following restrictions apply:
• Outdoor water use is allowed on scheduled days between midnight and 10 a.m.
• Scheduled days for odd-numbered addresses are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
• Scheduled days for even-numbered addresses are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The following uses are prohibited:
• Using hydrants for any purpose other than firefighting, public health, safety or flushing.
• Washing hard surfaces such as streets, gutters, sidewalks and driveways, except when necessary for public health and safety.
For more information about outdoor water use schedules, visit the EPD website at www.gaepd.org.
Lead and Copper Testing in the City of Brunswick Service Area
Effective Thursday, October 12, 2017, all required sampling has been performed and results have been certified by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Notice of violation of the tested deadline was published in early October as required by law, but all sampling for this period is now complete.
Due to a higher concentration of aging private plumbing in houses within the City of Brunswick service area, especially those houses that contain a large amount of copper pipe that has been fused together with lead-based solder, the EPD requires regular testing of water from interior plumbing. These samples are submitted by a group of 30 citizens in the area of concern to insure that the water continues to be safe to drink.
This specific testing sample is performed in addition to the annual lead and copper testing performed as a function of the Water Quality Report referenced below.
Annual Water Quality Report
As part of our required annual water quality testing, which the US EPA refers to as the Consumer Confidence Report, you may review our water quality report here: http://www.bgjwsc.org/departments/water-production/waterqualityreport/
You may find it helpful to view presentations from various members of our staff given to members of the Commission during our 2017 Orientation.
– Hydrant Flow Tests, Taste, Color and Odor Complaints, Water Tests and Water Quality Information