Category Archives: Service Outages

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – 1700 Block of Johnston Street in Brunswick – Tuesday, January 8, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to 1700 block of Johnston Street on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 due to a materials failure in a 6″ cast iron main. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed on Wednesday, January 9, 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: 1/8/19 3:23 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Planned Water Service Outage for Repairs – January 10 and 11, 2019 – Sandalwood Subdivision

Attention
Planned Water Outage Notification

In order to replace failed water isolation valves serving Sandalwood Subdivision in Brunswick, water service will be intermittent from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on both Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11. Homeowner access will be maintained and efforts will be made to maintain traffic flow throughout the neighborhood.

Following the repair process on Thursday, a precautionary boil water advisory will be issued once full service has been restored. This advisory will extend until 18 to 24 hours following the last point of repair, with the all-clear tentatively expected for Saturday afternoon.

For more information on the project, please contact Alvin Hall at 912.261.7162 or Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Water Service Outage for Repairs – Sections of Brunswick from Darien Hwy to Riverside Dr – January 9, 2019

In order to replace failed fire line valves, water service will be intermittent from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Traffic control methods will be present. Homeowner and business access will be maintained and efforts will be made to maintain traffic flow throughout the area.

Following the repair process on Wednesday, a precautionary boil water advisory will be issued once full service has been restored. This advisory will extend until 18 to 24 hours following the last point of repair, with the all-clear tentatively expected for Thursday afternoon.

Effort is being made to limit the outage to the 200 block of Crandall, all of Riverside Drive and adjacent streets, the 200 block of Norman, St. Marks Towers, the 3400 block of Parkwood, the 200 block of Harold Freeman and the 100 block of Kaufman. The impacted area is outlined below. Others adjacent to this area may lose service as well and should be prepared to observe the boil water advisory, once posted.

For more information on the project, please contact Alvin Hall at 912.261.7162 or Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Fountain Lake Apartments and the Cove in Brunswick on Friday, January 4, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 9:57 AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Fountain Lake and the Cove in Brunswick 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 – Fountain Lake Apartments & The Cove in Brunswick – Friday, January 4, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to residents within the Fountain Lake Apartments and The Cove at Fountain Lake Friday, January 4, 2019 due to a materials failure in a 8″ PVC main.  Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed on Saturday, January 5, 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: 1/04/19 1:13 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Water Service Outage for Repairs – January 4, 2019 – Fountain Lake Apartments & The Cove at Fountain Lakes

Attention
Water Outage Notification

In order to perform emergency repairs to the water system servicing Fountain Lake Apartments and The Cove at Fountain Lakes water service will be interrupted until the repairs are finished.

Following the repair process on Friday, a precautionary boil water advisory will be issued once full service has been restored. This advisory will extend until 18 to 24 hours following the last point of repair, with the all-clear tentatively expected for Saturday afternoon.

For more information on the project, please contact Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Road Closure – 600 Block of Reynolds Street in Brunswick – Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Attention
Road Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer service repairs in the area, the 600 block of Reynolds St in Brunswick, between Dartmouth Street and First Avenue, will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8th, 2018 until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10th, 2018. 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 Hanover Square on St Simons Island on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 8:08 AM on Friday, December 21, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Hanover Square on St Simons Island 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 – Hanover Square on St Simons Island – Thursday, December 20, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St Simons Island water system lost pressure to businesses in Hanover Square on Thursday, December 20, 2018 due to a materials failure in a 2″ PVC main.  Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed on Friday, December 21, 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: 12/20/18 9:43 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for 4th Street in Brunswick on Saturday, December 15, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 1:12 PM on Sunday, December 16, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for 4th Street in Brunswick 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

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.