When is National Backflow Prevention Day? This day will take place on August 16 of each calendar year.
What is National Backflow Prevention Day? National Backflow Prevention Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of backflow prevention and cross-connection control. Backflow preventers are the unsung heroes of water safety as they often go unnoticed, yet play a crucial role in supplying clean and safe water all over the world. Without backflow prevention, people would face the risk of consuming water with toxins, chemicals, waste, and countless other contaminants.
Why is this day being celebrated or observed? The purpose of National Backflow Prevention Day is to acknowledge the importance of backflow prevention, educate the public on how this life-saving technology is used, and to recognize the water quality professionals responsible for installing and maintaining backflow preventers.
You can learn more about our backflow prevention program here:
August 11 is 8/11 on the calendar, a natural reminder for people to call 811.
Striking a single underground utility line can cause injury, repair costs, fines and
inconvenient outages. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811. It’s easy, and it’s free! Calling 811 before digging is the single easiest step you can take toward reducing the chance of causing damage to buried utilities.
Georgia Law states that anyone digging with mechanized equipment has to contact before digging, but it is the safe and smart thing to do for any project involving digging.
Contact Georgia 811 at least 3 business days prior to digging so that member utility companies can be notified of the intent to dig so that they are able to mark their lines.
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What’s the latest project news at the JWSC? Check out Episode 7 of the Flow Show with Jason Vo!
STATE OF GEORGIA Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division 2 MLK, Jr. Dr., Suite 152E, Atlanta, GA 30334
BGJWSC – Industrial Pretreatment Program Modification Approval
The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has made a tentative determination that the substantial modification to the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission industrial pretreatment program complies with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 403, as amended, and should be approved.
Industrial pretreatment regulations require public notification of the substantial modification, in order to provide an opportunity for written public comment and public hearing prior to EPD’s final determination to approve the modifications. After reviewing any comments received at the conclusion of the forty-five day public notice period, a second notice of EPD’s final determination regarding the modifications will be required.
The proposed substantial modification submittal and comments received are available by writing the EPD at the address as noted above.
For your consideration, please review the public notice for the Commission Meeting scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room.
Commission_Meeting_Agenda_June_17_2021 – Posted June 14, 2021
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
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
The Brunswick – Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (BGJWSC) has initiated a water distribution improvements project to rehabilitate/replace the existing water mains located in Wesley Oaks Circle in St. Simons Island, Georgia.,
The completion of this project will assist in achieving the goal of completing water system upgrades within the Wesley Oaks Subdivision on St. Simons Island, Georgia. This will result in important and necessary improvements to the reliability and efficiency of the system.
Beginning May 7th, 2021, crews contracted by the BGJWSC will begin to survey the project area and enter upon property easements to collect data required for the project. The survey will be conducted by Shupe Surveying and is expected to take approximately 30 days to complete.
The survey crews will do the following while on site:
1. Establish horizontal and vertical control for the project area. Horizontal datum shall be based on the Georgia State Plan, East Zone, and NAD83. Vertical datum shall be based on NAVD88. Provide a minimum of three (3) NGS B-order (or higher) station shall be connected for the horizontal network and minimum three (3) third-order (or higher) bench marks shall be connected for the vertical network in accordance with Rule 180-7-.04(2) of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia – Department 180. The locations shall be coordinated with the JWSC. Survey control maps, ASCII point files and copies of survey field notes will be provided.
2. Locate all property corners, easements and road right-of ways. Provide name(s) of property owner(s), parcel ID numbers, etc in those areas affected by the work.
3. Provide boundary and topographic survey of entire proposed project area. Provide cross sections with spot elevations at a maximum grid interval of 100-foot.
4. Locate all visible improvements such as building, fences, permanent signs, sidewalks, curb and gutter, edge of pavement, driveways, mailboxes, and other structures located on the property or within 10 feet outside the right-of-way line, if accessible.
5. Locate existing water lines (if any) with pipe sizes, water meters, valves, vaults, fire hydrants, etc.
6. Locate existing sewer lines (if any) and indicate pipe size. Locate sanitary sewer manholes and provide top and invert elevations.
7. Locate Private and Public Utilities – miscellaneous underground and overhead utility lines and above ground utilities indicators including gas, power, telephone, cable TV, fiber-optic, etc.
8. Locate existing storm structures (swales/ditches, curb inlets, drop inlets, catch basins, junction boxes, and headwalls) and pipes. Provide pipe size, invert elevation, grate elevations, etc.
9. Locate trees within the right-of-way.
10. Identify discrepancies or conflicts in boundaries, any visible encroachments, and any portion of the property within the 100-year floodplain by graphical plotting only, as shown on the current Federal Emergency Management Agency map.
If you have any questions regarding the details of the project, please feel free to contact Harry Patel, BGJWSC assistant engineer, at 912-261-7125.
For your consideration, please read the minutes from the Finance Committee Meeting held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room.
To read the minutes, please open or download the pdf from the link above, or you may see more below.