Category Archives: Service Outages

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

Effective immediately, as of 12:05 PM on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Seminole in Island Club on Tuesday, March 16, 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 – Seminole on St Simons Island – Tuesday, March 16, 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 Seminole in Island Club due to a utility contractor digging into 2″ 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 Wednesday, March 17, 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: 3/16/21 2:07 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Crispen Blvd in Brunswick

Effective immediately, as of 1:55 PM on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Crispen Blvd and surrounding streets 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

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow at 1919 Glynn Ave – Lanier Plaza in Brunswick – March 15, 2021

The Brunswick Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission, operating under NPDES Permit GA0025313 in accordance with DNR Regulation 391-3-6-05 Emergency Actions, hereby make public notification of a wastewater spill that was reported on 3/15/2021 at 1919 Glynn Ave.

Date of Spill: 3/15/2021

Time Reported: 1:55 pm

Location of Spill:
Storm Ditch
1919 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA. 31523

Cause of Spill:  Contractor Bypass Malfunction.

Estimated Volume of Discharge: 200 Gal.

State Waters Discharged: Terry Creek

Corrective Action Taken:  The contractor started his bypass pumps

Regulatory Compliance: Signs will be placed along the immediately affected areas to indicate the presence of a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO). The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was notified, along with local authorities and the Glynn County Health Department District Environmental Health Manager.

Immediate Results and Investigation: The BGJWSC has 1 Vac-Truck on site for clean-up and spreading lime on the effective area. The BGJWSC Lab will be taking samples at the spill site in accordance to the EPD regulations.

Contact for Any Additional Information:

Kirk Young, Superintendent
Systems Pumping and Maintenance Division
Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission
Phone Number 912-261-7152
Email kyoung@bgjwsc.org

Photos below Indicate the condition of the spill observed by BGJWSC staff during initial cleanup and inspection:

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – 2300 Block of Gordon Street in Brunswick – Monday, March 15, 2021

DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

Update: Effective 9:22 am on 3/16/21, the contractor has once again hit the line. The all-clear will be pending a second round of testing, which should be completed the afternoon of Wednesday, March 17, 2021. – Jay Sellers

The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the distribution network serving the 2300 block of Gordon st. due to a utility contractor digging into a 2″ 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 Tuesday, March 16, 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: 3/15/21 2:26 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Sections of Crispen Blvd in Brunswick – Monday, March 15, 2021

DRINKING WATER WARNING
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the distribution network serving Crispen Blvd and Adjoining Streets from Woodland Street to Seabrooke Avenue due to a utility contractor digging into 2″ 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 Tuesday, March 16, 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: 3/15/21 12:07 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Planned Water Outage for Repairs – Wesley Oaks Area of St Simons Island – Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Attention
Planned Water Outage

Update: As of 4:48 pm on 3/16/21, service has been restored. Due to the systematic method of shutdown used, there is no need to boil water. – Jay Sellers

In order to replace isolation valves in the area, water service will be intermittent beginning at or about 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 for service connections in the Wesley Oaks area east of Frederica Road, including but not limited to Broadway, Postell, Maxwell, McIntosh, Runnymede, Wesley Oaks Drive, Wesley Oaks Circle 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.

Detours will be posted 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 New Connection – Sections of South Harrington Rd on SSI – Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Attention
Planned Water Outage

In order to make new connections to a residential project under development, water service will be intermittent beginning at or about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 for service connections east of Petty Lane on South Harrington, including but not limited to Clapperrail Lane, Nature Pointe, Sunrise Point and surrounding houses.

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.

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 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