Category Archives: Service Outages

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Menendez Avenue on St Simons Island – Thursday, May 16, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure in the area serving Menendez Avenue on Thursday, May 16, 2019 due to materials failure in a 2″ PVC fitting. BGJWSC staff is onsite now restoring service. 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 Friday, May 17, 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: http://www.bgjwsc.org.

Date distributed: 5/16/19 1:42 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Planned Road Closure for Repairs – 2100 block of Wolfe Street in Brunswick

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, the 2100 block of Wolfe Street in Brunswick between L Street and K Street will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th and last until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Homeowner access will be maintained but all other traffic should be prepared to take another route.

For more information on the project, please contact Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123 or Charita Emory at 261.7151.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Island Professional Park on St Simons Island, Monday, May 6, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 11:27 AM on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Island Professional Park on St Simons Island on Monday, May 6, 2019 has 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.

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Island Professional Park on St Simons Island – Monday, May 6, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure in the area serving the Island Professional Park on Demere Rd on Monday, May 6, 2019 due to materials failure in a 2″ PVC fitting. BGJWSC staff is onsite now restoring service. 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 Tuesday, May 7, 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: http://www.bgjwsc.org.

Date distributed: 5/6/19 2:42 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sections of Lanier Plaza in Brunswick on Sunday, May 5, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 12:39 PM on Monday, May 6, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for sections of Lanier Plaza in Brunswick on Sunday, May 5, 2019 has 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.

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Sections of Lanier Plaza in Brunswick – Sunday, May 5, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure in the area serving sections of Lanier Plaza on Hwy 17 on Sunday, May 5, 2019 due to materials failure in an 6″ cast iron water main. BGJWSC staff is onsite now restoring service. 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 Monday, May 6, 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: http://www.bgjwsc.org.

Date distributed: 5/5/19 4:32 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sections of Sea Palms and Adjacent Connections on St Simons Island on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 9:47 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for sections of Sea Palms and adjacent connections, including the shopping center at 3600 Frederica, Shore Rush Drive, Shore Rush Circle, Driftwood Place, Peninsula Drive, South Windward Drive, Bay Berry Circle, Colonial Drive, and Great Oak Place, on Saturday, April 27, 2019 has 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.

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Sections of Sea Palms and Adjacent Connections on St Simons Island – Saturday, April 27, 2019

As of 11:00 pm on Saturday, the St. Simons Island water system lost pressure in the area serving sections of Sea Palms and adjacent connections, including the shopping center at 3600 Frederica, Shore Rush Drive, Shore Rush Circle, Driftwood Place, Peninsula Drive, South Windward Drive, Bay Berry Circle, Colonial Drive, and Great Oak Place due to follow-up work needed to complete the repair of the materials failure in an 8″ Transite water main that occurred on April 12. Remaining compromised materials in the impacted section of main are being replaced or bypassed at this time.

BGJWSC staff began prepping the work area at 1:00 pm on Saturday, which necessitated closing the intersection of Colonial Drive and Frederica Road. BGJWSC crews are onsite now restoring service. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 18 and 24 hours from the last point of repair, should be completed no later than Monday morning, April 29, 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: 4/27/19 11:00 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Planned Water Service Outage and Road Closure – Sections of Sea Palms and Adjacent Connections on St Simons Island – Saturday, April 27, 2019

Attention
Planned Water Service Outage and Road Closure

In order to complete recent repairs started on the St Simons Island water system, service will be unavailable from 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th until to 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 28th  for sections of Sea Palms and adjacent connections, including the shopping center at 3600 Frederica Road, Shore Rush Drive, Shore Rush Circle, Driftwood Place, Peninsula Drive, South Windward Drive, Bay Berry Circle, Colonial Drive, and Great Oak Place. Once service has been restored, a boil water advisory will be issued.

To enable staging of equipment and clearing of obstructions on this repair, Colonial Drive will be closed to thru traffic between Frederica Rd and Shore Rush Drive beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 27th.

For more information on the project, please contact Alvin Hall at 912.261.7162 or Jay Sellers at 261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Emergency Road Closure – Intersection of Lambert Lane and B&W Grade Rd in Brunswick – Thursday, April 25, 2019

Attention
Emergency Road Closure Notification

In order to perform emergency sanitary sewer main repairs in the area, Lambert Lane will be closed to thru traffic at its intersection with B&W Grade Rd on Thursday, April 25, 2019 until repairs have been completed. Homeowner access will be maintained but all other traffic should be prepared to take another route.

For more information on the project, please contact Ray Juliano at 912.261.7149 or Charita Emory at 261.7151.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.