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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Sections of Shadow Brook Village – Sunday, February 10, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure to resident of 142 Shady Brook Circle on Sunday, February 10, 2019 due to an independent contractor digging into a 2″ water main. Following the completion of the repair, 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 Monday, February 11,  2019, at which time an all-clear message will be posted.

Though the water pressure loss was isolated to building 142, any adjacent building that observed a complete loss of pressure is advised to adhere to this precaution as well.

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 eighteen to twenty-four 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: 2/10/19 1:25 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 8:58 AM on Saturday, February 2, 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

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Emergency Lane Closure – Gloucester Street from Wolfe to Norwich – Friday, February 1, 2019

An emergency lane closure will be necessary on Gloucester Street from Wolfe Street to Norwich Street from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm today, Friday, February 1, 2019, to enable staff to make repairs to the water main located under the street. Natural causes resulted in the failure of the connection between a 12” and 16” ductile iron main.

Access to impacted addresses will be maintained but all others should take another route to avoid delays.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sections of North Mainland Brunswick on Saturday, January 26, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 1:20 PM on Sunday, January 27, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for portions of the north of the Brunswick water system 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 and Partial Road Closure – Sections of North Mainland Brunswick – Saturday, January 26, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

Portions of the north mainland Brunswick water system, on Perry Lane Road from Grace Ct over to highway 341, from Tractor Supply to McKenzie Drive, lost pressure early Saturday morning, January 26, 2019 due to materials failure on a 12″ PVC water main. Perry Lane Road will be closed to through traffic between the 700 and 1200 blocks (roughly train track to train track) while the main is repaired.

Once 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 this evening, 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 though adjacent services may see an impact:

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: 1/26/19 8:15 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

BGJWSC 2018-2019 Federal Furlough Relief Program

Effective January 24, 2019, BGJWSC account holders that can display an official and current Federal government ID will be cutoff exempt and late fee exempt until 30 days following the official reopen date as approved by the Congress. Customers will need to visit the customer service office at 1703 Gloucester St and complete a form for the offer to apply. The cutoff process will be placed on hold until Tuesday, January 29th, to provide time for our Federal customers to come see us.

Any customer that had already been approved for a payment plan and had kept the terms of the plan prior to the start of the Federal furlough on December 22, 2018 will also quality for the program. Those that had not kept the terms of the payment plan up to that date must pay any past due amount to catch that payment plan up prior to qualification.

Any balance due 30 calendar days after the official reopen of government would then be paid to avoid putting the customer at risk of disconnection.

The BGJWSC recognizes the financial hardship placed on those that have been impacted by the Federal furlough and proudly offers assistance to help see you through this struggle.

Planned Water Service Outage for Repairs – Sandalwood Subdivision – January 30 through February 1, 2019

Attention
Planned Water Service 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. from Wednesday, January 30 through Friday, February 1. 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.

This is the fourth planned outage for Sandalwood since October 2018. The work is being performed in an effort to comprehensively correct material failures that have occurred and prevent those that are expected to occur due to substandard galvanized materials installed by the private utility contractor when the neighborhood was originally developed. In many cases, the materials were the best available at the time but new technology is available now. Our expectation is that we will see a substantial increase in reliability for this system, reducing the risk of water pressure loss in the future.

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 Settlers Rd on St. Simons Island on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 10:14 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Settlers Road 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 – Settlers Road on St Simons Island – Wednesday, January 23, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure to residences on Settlers Road on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 due to materials failure on a 2″ galvanized fitting. Once 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 this evening, 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: 1/23/19 2:53 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Postell Avenue on St. Simons Island on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 9:38 AM on Thursday, January 17, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Postell Avenue 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

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.