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2019 Strategic Business Plan Announced

As a roadmap for our continuous improvement, the BGJWSC has developed a Strategic Business Plan for 2019. The initial presentation of the Strategic Business Plan was made on November 15, 2018. The recording can be viewed below and the slides used in the presentation are attached beneath it in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format: Strategic Business Plan 2019-01-08 with Core Values Added Our Strategic Business Plan is available in its entirety for those that are seeking a deeper understanding of our 20 initiatives....

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Roadside Repair Work – Frederica Road at Palm Street on St Simons Island – October 1 and 2, 2018

If you are traveling northbound on Frederica Road north of the Sea Island Causeway, you may experience a slight delay as our staff works in the shoulder of the road. A sewer service repair is being made on the connection to the Glynn County Fire Station located at 3581 Frederica Road, close to Palm Street. Work is expected to be completed by Tuesday afternoon, October 2. Update 10/2/18 at 3:06 pm.: Due to weather delays the sewer work on Frederica in the area of the Fire Station on Frederica Rd,...

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For Your Information – Sewer Smoke Testing on Ogden Drive – Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sewer smoke testing has been scheduled for Ogden Drive in Brunswick for this Thursday, August 30, 2018. Routinely, the Systems Monitoring Crew of the BGJWSC goes through the process of determining whether the wastewater collection system is leaking in such a way that ground water may be seeping into the system underground (infiltration) or through broken cleanout caps or manholes (inflow). This testing is done to ensure that the wastewater treatment process is run efficiently, meaning a financial...

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Latest Public Education Video – What is a Boil Water Advisory?

We value you as a customer. Your time is also valuable to us. To help you understand what work we are doing for you everyday, we are developing a series of short videos that aim to give you a basic understanding of processes, procedures and equipment that is used to provide you with high-quality water and sewer services. We’ve already released videos related to how we communicate in an emergency, how a water meter is read, how budgets are developed, what causes water main breaks and others. Our...

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FYI – What is a Boil Water Advisory?

What Exactly is a Boil Water Advisory? A 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...

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FYI – Toilets Are Not Trashcans

Should it be flushed or not? Many citizens in our community may find themselves questioning whether or not they are able to flush certain substances/items. If you find that you are asking yourself, “can I flush this?” allow BGJWSC to help you. Remember the 3 P’s: Pee, Poop and Paper. Only two things should ever be flushed down the toilet through our sewer system, human excrement and toilet paper. Both are easily broken down within the sewer system allowing it to work as designed. It is safe to...

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For Your Information – Fluoride in the Water

Did you know that the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission stopped adding fluoride to the drinking water system in 2013? Why was fluoride added to the drinking water in the first place? What was the cause of the policy change and what does this change to our drinking water production mean to our health as consumers of this precious resource? Consumers of the water produced by the JWSC may be surprised to discover that very little is done to change the water from the point...

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For Your Information – Opening Manhole Covers During A Storm

Riverside in Brunswick, GA – October 28, 2015 As Tropical Storm Hermine approaches, its important to recognize that citizens have been known to open up sanitary sewer manhole covers in an attempt to drain flood waters. Tropical Storm Erika in August, 2015 saw such activity. In as little as six inches of swift moving water, an adult person can be knocked off their feet. Opening up the manhole cover can cause an inrush of groundwater that can suck in persons and debris causing drowning and...

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For Your Information – What is FOG?

https://youtu.be/Ui2-ZuZCbhM See if this sounds familiar to you: your family is sitting around the table after eating a perfect southern meal of fried chicken; mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, macaroni; and a big helping of apple pie or peach cobbler, with a healthy spoonful of ice cream, of course. When it comes time to clean up the kitchen, where does the fry grease go? Down the drain, right? Wrong! The grease that’s typically used for deep frying food is naturally going to solidify at...

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