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For Your Information – What is a Water Main Break?

Yesterday morning, some customers in the area near the Brunswick Campus of the Southeast Georgia Health System were affected by a water main break that occurred on the corner of Shrine Rd and Wildwood Dr. Service was available to the main hospital building itself, as our system does have loops and redundancies in place, but some buildings on Shrine Rd had low pressure or no water available until 4:00 p.m. Staff members from our Water Distribution Division were successful in repairing the break...

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For Your Information – What is GIS?

Before you turn on your tap and fill up a glass, the water coming to you has made quite a long trip. In our system, we have twenty-one wells that supply water to over 30,000 customers across 560 miles of pipe. Likewise, when you flush the commode or take a shower, the wastewater makes a trip across part of the 337 miles of pipe in our system then makes its way to one of three wastewater treatment plants. Keeping up with the location of these underground utilities previously involved hand drafted...

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For Your Information – Sewer Smoke Testing

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 savings for all of our customers. When work is being performed in your area, you will find a tag hanging...

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