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Road Closure for Sewer Collection System Repairs – 1100 Block of N Street in Brunswick – Monday, June 14, 2021

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the 1100 block of N Street in Brunswick, between Norwich Street and Norwich Street Lane, will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at or about 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 and last until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021. Homeowner access will be maintained but all other traffic should be prepared to take another route.

As a function of routine maintenance funded by our operational budget, this replacement of a section of collapsing 12″ vitrified clay pipe is critical to avoid the potential for sewer service backups and sinkholes in the roadway.

For more information on the project, please contact Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123 or Customer Service at 261.7100.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

What Is the Breakdown of Each Dollar That You Spend – ¿Cuál es el desglose de cada dólar que gasta?

While our staff is preparing to conduct our annual town hall meetings tonight and tomorrow night, learn more about how each dollar that you pay monthly for water and sewer service gets spent.

We hope to see you at one of our town hall meetings or you can watch live. Learn more here.


Mientras nuestro personal se prepara para llevar a cabo nuestras reuniones públicas anuales esta noche y mañana por la noche, obtenga más información sobre cómo se gasta cada dólar que paga mensualmente por el servicio de agua y alcantarillado.

Esperamos verte en una de nuestras reuniones del ayuntamiento o puedes verlo en vivo. Aprende más aquí.

Annual Rates and Budget Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for June 2021 Public Notice

Each year, we hold a pair of public town hall meetings to discuss our path going forward, present the priorities of our budget prepared to help us reach our goals during the coming year, plus outline any rate and fee changes proposed.

This year, we will hold our first meeting from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 9 in room 108 of the Glynn County Casino at 550 Beachview Drive on St Simons Island.  The following night, Thursday, June 10, our second meeting will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Howard Coffin Park auditorium at 1402 Sonny Miller Way in Brunswick.

Beginning at 6:00 PM each night will include a 15 minute presentation with 15 minutes for questions following. Tentative timing for a repeat of this presentation will be 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30.

Seating space will be limited due to social distancing recommendations. We would like to invite you to attend virtually via our Facebook page or our YouTube channel where we will be monitoring the live feed for comments that you would like to ask. You may also email us questions in advance to the meeting. While Executive Director Andrew Burroughs will be presenting, our management team and commissioners will also be available in person or remotely during the meeting.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BGJWSC

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrunswickGlynnJointWaterSewerCommission

Email: info@bgjwsc.org

Thanks in advance for your participation.

This Notice is Posted in Accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-14-1 (e) (1)

All citizens are invited to attend
There is a possibility of a quorum of City or County Commissioners being present

Planned Water Outage for Repairs – Midway Square Area on St Simons Island – Monday, June 7, 2021

Attention
Planned Water Outage

In order for a private contractor to isolate service connections for repairs in the area, water service will be intermittent beginning at or about 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021 for service connections in the Midway Square Shopping Center.

Repairs are expected to be completed that evening. Once service has been restored, a precautionary boil water advisory may be issued until 24 hours following the last point of repair. Please subscribe to receive emergency updates via text message, email or phone call if this advisory becomes necessary.

The map below details the impacted area:

For more information on the project, please contact Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123 or Customer Service at 912.261.7100.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Knox Drive in Brunswick

Effective immediately, as of 2:36 PM on Friday, May 28, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Knox Drive on Thursday, May 27, 2021 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.

Food service establishments must contact the Glynn County Environmental Health – Georgia Department of Public Health at (912) 279-2940 to be inspected prior to opening.

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.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Knox Drive in Brunswick – Thursday, May 27, 2021

DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the distribution network serving Knox Drive in Wavely Pines due to a contractor digging into 6″ Transite main. Service has 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 Friday, May 28, 2021 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: 5/27/21 5:53 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE