Compliance & Legislation Committee Minutes – May 17, 2017

For your consideration, please read the minutes from the Compliance & Legislation Committee Meeting held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

Compliance & Legislation Committee Minutes 5-17-2017 with Attachments

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Special Called Executive Session – Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 2:30 PM

For your consideration, please review the agenda for the Special Called Executive Session scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm in the Commission Meeting Room.

Special Called Meeting Executive Session Agenda August 24, 2017 – Posted 8/22/17.

BGJWSC_Special_Called_Executive_Session_Public_Notice_August_24,_2017 – Posted 8/22/17.

Public Information & Customer Relations Committee Minutes – June 27, 2017

For your consideration, please read the minutes from the Public information & Customer Relations Committee meeting held on June 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

Public Information & Customer Relations 6-27-17 Minutes with Attachments

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Portions of Hampton Point on St. Simons Island – Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system will lose pressure in the area serving portions of the north end of Hampton Point, including Hampton Club, the Hampton River Club Marina, Plantation Point, Rice Mill surrounding houses at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 due to a repair being made by BGJWSC staff on the public well. Service is expected to be restored by 2:00 today at which time BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Wednesday, August 23, 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.

Water System ID#: 1270001

Date distributed: 8/22/17 8:53 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Mallery and Courtyard Villas on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Effective immediately, as of 8:35 PM on Thursday, August 17, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Mallery Villas and Courtyard Villas on St. Simons Island on Wednesday, August 16, 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 – Mallery Villas and Courtyard Villas on St. Simons Island – Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system will lose pressure in the area serving the Mallery Villas and Courtyard Villas subdivisions at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 due to an emergency repair being made by a private utility contractor on the private system. Service is expected to be restored by 2:00 today at which time 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, August 17, 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.

Water System ID#: 1270001

Date distributed: 8/16/17 7:47 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portions of Buck Swamp Road in Brunswick on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Effective immediately, as of 8:11 PM on Friday, August 11, 2017, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Palmetto Point and The Lakes at Longwood (formerly Peninsula) subdivisions on Buck Swamp Road in Brunswick on Thursday, August 10, 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