Category Archives: Service Outages

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Hidden Lakes Drive in Brunswick

Effective immediately, as of 1:03 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Hidden Lakes Drive and adjoining streets on Friday, February 26, 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 – Hidden Lakes Drive and Adjoining Streets – Friday, February 26, 2021

DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the distribution network serving Hidden Lakes Drive and Adjoining Streets due to a materials failure on an 8″ PVC 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 Saturday, February 27, 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: 2/26/21 3:30 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sections of Demere Road on St Simons Island

Effective immediately, as of 9:51 AM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Demere Road on St Simons Island on Tuesday, February 23, 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 – Sections of Demere Road on St Simons Island – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure on the distribution network serving areas of Demere Road and and adjacent connections between Brown and Ocean Blvd, including but not limited to Seaside, Dellwood, Demere Oaks, May Joe, Fish Fever and surrounding due to a planned water outage necessary for replacement of a critical water valve. 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 Wednesday, February 24, 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: 2/23/21 12:39 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Planned Water Outage for Repairs – Sections of Arnold Road on St Simons Island – Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Attention
Planned Water Outage

In order to replace isolation valves and a fire hydrant that are no longer operable, water service will be intermittent beginning at or about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 for service connections in the area of Arnold Road and and adjacent connections between Ocean Blvd and Beachview, including but not limited to Oak St and Forest St and surrounding.

Repairs are expected to be completed by 4:00 p.m. 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.

A single lane closure is expected on Arnold Road as the repair work will place staff within the roadway. Travelers should expect delays and are encouraged to take alternative routes, if possible.

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.

Planned Water Outage for Repairs – Sections of Demere Road on St Simons Island – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Attention
Planned Water Outage

In order to replace isolation valves that are no longer operable, water service will be intermittent beginning at or about 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 for service connections in the area of Demere Road and and adjacent connections between Brown and Ocean Blvd, including but not limited to Seaside, Dellwood, Demere Oaks, May Joe, Fish Fever and surrounding.

Repairs are expected to be completed by 2:00 p.m. 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.

A single lane closure is expected on Demere Road as the repair work will place staff within the roadway. Travelers should expect delays and are encouraged to take alternative routes, if possible.

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.

Sidewalk Closure – 3800 Block of Altama Ave – February 25, 2021

Attention
Sidewalk Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer service repairs in the area, the sidewalk on the west side of the 3800 block of Altama Ave will be closed to pedestrian traffic.  The sidewalk closure will begin at or about 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25 and last until no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. Roadway traffic will not be affected as the work will be performed outside the roadway, but drivers are encouraged to drive with care.

This work is required due to the need to raise a manhole buried approximately six feet below grade in order to accommodate any future access to the gravity sewer system adjacent to the property. Sewer service to the area is not expected to be impacted during the construction.

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 map below outlines the impacted area:

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Highland Ave and Simmons Ave on St Simons Island

Effective immediately, as of 11:58 AM on Sunday, February 14, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Highland Ave and Simmons Ave on St Simons Island on Saturday, February 13, 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 – Highland Ave and Simmons Ave on St Simons Island – Saturday, February 13, 2021

DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure on the distribution network serving Highland Ave and Simmons Ave due to materials failure of a 6″ Transite main. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Sunday, February 14, 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: 2/13/21 2:09 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Harrogate Road on St Simons Island

Effective immediately, as of 5:14 PM on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Harrogate Road on St Simons Island on Monday, February 8, 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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