Category Archives: Service Outages

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.

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

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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

Lane Closure for Repairs – 1600 Block of MLK Blvd – May 17, 2021

Attention
Lane Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, one lane of the 1600 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Brunswick, between G and F Street, will be closed to thru traffic. The lane closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17 and last until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Homeowner access will be maintained but all other traffic should be prepared to take another route to avoid increased traffic and potential delays.

As a function of routine maintenance funded by our operational budget, this replacement of a section of collapsing 8 inch vitrified clay pipe buried 6 feet below the paved surface 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. The following map indicates the location of the road closure:

Road Closure for Repairs – 1800 Block of Johnston Street – April 29, 2021

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the 1800 block of Johnston Street in Brunswick, between I and H Street, will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 and last until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 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 8″ 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. The following map indicates the location of the road closure:

Road Closure for Repairs – 1700 Block of Ellis Street – April 17, 2021

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the 1700 block of Ellis Street in Brunswick, between G Street & H Street, will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17 and last until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 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 8″ 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. The following map indicates the location of the road closure:

Road Closure for Repairs – 800 Block of T Street – April 15, 2021

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the 800 block of T Street in Brunswick, between Norwich Street and Ellis Street, will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 15th and last until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16th, 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 budgeting, this replacement of a section of collapsing 4″ ductile iron 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. The following map indicates the location of the road closure:

Emergency Road Closure for Repairs – Intersection of Fourth Street and Reynolds Street – March 31, 2021

Attention
Emergency Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the intersection of Fourth Street and Reynolds Street in Brunswick will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at or about 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 31, and is expected to last for no longer than two days. During this time, all traffic should be prepared to take another route.

This emergency repair due to a collapsing 36″ vitrified clay gravity main is necessary to avoid the development of a sinkhole in the center of 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. The following map indicates the location of the road closure:

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Gordon Street in Brunswick

Effective immediately, as of 2:17 PM on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Gordon Street on Monday, March 15, 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.