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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Wolfe Street from P Street to S Street in Brunswick – Monday, October 21, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the system serving Wolfe Street from P Street to S Street due to materials failure of a 6″ cast iron main. After service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 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: https://www.bgjwsc.org.

Date distributed: 10/21/19 12:04 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Planned Road Closure for Repairs – 4800 Block of Palamor Drive in Brunswick – October 22, 2019

Attention

Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the 4800 block of Palamor Drive in College Park will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 22nd and last until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 23rd, 2019. 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 or Charita Emory at 261.7151.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Planned Road Closure for Repairs – Intersection of Hornet Drive and Yorktown Drive – Thursday, October 17, 2019

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer service repairs in the area, the intersection of Hornet Drive & Yorktown Drive in the Fairway Oaks subdivision in Brunswick will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 17th and last until 5:00 p.m. that afternoon. Homeowner access will be maintained but all other traffic should be prepared to take another route.

A broken 4″ clay sewer connection is being upgraded due to materials failure. For more information on the project, please contact Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123 or Charita Emory at 261.7151.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience. The map below details to impacted area:

Brunswick Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Project Beginning on October 14, 2019

Want to know more about the smoke testing methodology that will be used to help set maintenance priorities for our sanitary sewer collection system in Brunswick?

The maps below indicate the areas that will be tested over the next two months:

The numbers marked on the map indicate sewer basin references used internally for record keeping. While specific dates are not available for testing of each basin, doorknob notices will be distributed a few days in advance to commencement of testing in an area.

One significant product of this study is the identification of defects in our sewer mains and private service connections that may be contributing to an increase in wastewater processing costs at the treatment plant due to rainwater pouring into manholes and clean out connections (known as inflow) and groundwater seeping into cracks in pipes (known as infiltration).

Smoke may rise up in the street, in your yard or even in your house but our consultant will have their staff actively alerting you to their presence in your area while the work is being performed. The visual below may help with your understand of what paths this mist or smoke may take while venting out to the atmosphere:

To aid in your understanding, our staff has also produced the following videos on the subject:

Planned Road Closure for Repairs – 100 Block of Palm Drive on St Simons Island – October 15, 2019

Attention

Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer service repairs in the area, the 100 block of Palm Drive in the Sea Palms subdivision will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday October, 15th and last until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. 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 or Charita Emory at 261.7151.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Planned Road Closure for Repairs – Intersection of Reynolds and N Streets in Brunswick – October 9, 2019

Attention

Emergency Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the intersection of Reynolds & N Street will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9th and last until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th, 2019. 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 or Charita Emory at 261.7151.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Planned Road Closure for Repairs – Santa Maria Circle on St Simons Island – Friday, October 11, 2019

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, Santa Maria Circle in the Youngwood subdivision will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 9:00
a.m. Friday, October 11th and last until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October, 17th, 2019. 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 or
Charita Emory at 261.7151.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Cardinal Road, Hidden Lakes Drive and Surrounding Roads – Tuesday, October 8, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the system serving Cardinal Road, Hidden Lakes Drive, Hidden Lakes Lane, Marsh Landing, Oak Retreat, Cardinal Court, Lagoon Way, and Loch Court during maintenance upgrades on isolation valves in the area. Service has now been restored and BGJWSC lab personnel have collected water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 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: https://www.bgjwsc.org.

Date distributed: 10/8/19 2:09 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Emanuel Farm Rd – Thursday, October 3, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the system serving Emanuel Farm Road from Carteret Rd to Highway 17 due to a materials failure of a 2″ PVC main. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Friday, October 4, 2019, 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: https://www.bgjwsc.org.

Date distributed: 10/3/19 5:28 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

 

Planned Water Service Outage – Cardinal Road, Hidden Lakes Drive and Surrounding Roads – October 8, 2019

Attention
Water Outage Notification

In order to perform upgrades to isolation valves in the area, water service will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 for Cardinal Road, Hidden Lakes Drive, Hidden Lakes Lane, Marsh Landing, Oak Retreat, Cardinal Court, Lagoon Way, and Loch Court in Brunswick. Once service has been restored on Tuesday afternoon, a boil water advisory will be issued until 24 hours following the last point of repair.

The map below indicates the impacted area:

For more information on the project, please contact Alvin Hall at 912.261.7162 or Jay Sellers at 261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.