Hurricane Irma Strict Water & Sewer Conservation Plan Update – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Due to the significant power losses sustained in the area from Hurricane Irma, all customers of the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission continue to be under a strict water & sewer service conservation plan. Georgia Power has been diligently working to restore electricity to residences, businesses and critical infrastructure yet our wastewater collection system is still without power at 75% of our pumping stations.
The following measures must be followed by all citizens to preserve the integrity of our systems, promote public health, ensure protection of the environment, and guarantee that available water and sewer capacity can meet the needs of the residents that did not evacuate and our present first responders:
- No showers or baths should be taken.
- Toilets should not be flushed if at all possible.
- Sink use should be extremely limited.
- Do not run dish washer or washing machines.
You may find that you have water pressure now but that pressure may be intermittent or go away completely due to the lack of available water in the distribution system. If any water is drained from the hot water tank, please turn off the breaker that supplies power in case power is restored before water service has been.
This water conservation policy shall apply for the next 48 hours, from noon on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 until noon on Friday, September 15, 2017, or until further notice has been posted on the BGJWSC website.
The staff and management of the BGJWSC understand the hardship this places upon you and your family but we must all work together to make sure that the entire community can be restored to normalcy as quickly as possible.