Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Harrogate Road and Colony Place on St Simons Island – Thursday, July 19, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The St. Simons Island water system lost pressure to the Harrogate Road and Colony Place of Sea Palms Subdivision on St Simons Island on Thursday, July 19, 2018 due to a materials failure on a 6″ Transite main. After service has been restored , BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the evening of Friday, July 20, 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: 7/19/18 2:24 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

New Employment Opportunity – Project Manager-Design Engineer

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission is pleased to announce the following employment opportunity:

Job Title: Project Manager-Design Engineer
Open Date: July 19, 2018
Close Date: Open until filled
Position Information: Full-time, permanent position
Salary Range: $69,805 – $104,707, depending on qualifications and experience

The BGJWSC provides a strong benefits package which includes major medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid sick time and vacation, paid holidays and employer funded retirement.

Click the link below to view the job description for this vacancy.

Project Manager – Design Engineer

Application instructions: All interested candidates should email their resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to:

Baylie Lane – Human Resources Generalist
700 Gloucester Street, Suite 302
Brunswick, GA 31520
baylie@teamworkservicesinc.com

The BGJWSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – 2300 Block of Woodland Way in Brunswick – Monday, July 16, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to the 2300 block of Woodland Way on Monday, July 16, 2018 due to a materials failure on a 6″ Transite main. Service has been restored and BGJWSC lab personnel have collected water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the evening of Tuesday, July 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: 7/16/18 4:01 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

New Employment Opportunity – Administrative Coordinator for Water Distribution

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission is pleased to announce the following employment opportunity:

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator for Water Distribution
Open Date: July 13, 2018
Close Date: Open until filled
Position Information: Full-time, permanent position
Starting Pay Range: $18.56hr – $20.88hr

Click the link below to view the job description for this vacancy.

Administrative Coordinator for Water Distribution

Please visit our Human Resources page for instructions on how to apply.

Sanitary Sewer Overflow on Harry Driggers Blvd in Brunswick – July 9, 2018

 

The Brunswick Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission NPDES Permit GA0025313 in accordance with the conditions of this permit and DNR Regulation 391-3-6-05 Emergency Actions, hereby make Public Notification of a wastewater spill that was reported 7/5/2018 at 1:50 PM due to a materials failure in a 12″ ductile iron force main pipe.

Date of Spill: 7/5/18 & 7/9/18

Time Reported: 1:50 PM on 7/5/18

Location of Spill:
Pumping Station 4118 (7/5/18) & 4110 (7/9/18)
549/550 Harry Driggers Blvd
Brunswick, GA 31525

Cause of Spill: Ductile iron pipe force main failure

Estimated Volume of Discharge:  Less than 2,000 gallons. Historical flow estimates at this pumping station and the recorded number of pump cycles following normal operation place the discharge in the area between 1,000 to 2,000 gallons.

State Waters Discharged Into: Altamaha Canal

Corrective Action Taken: JWSC personnel replaced 21 ft of ductile iron force main at 549 Harry Driggers Blvd with C900 PVC pipe. The affected area, which did not exceed 18 to 25 feet in diameter, was washed down following cleanup with vacuum truck and fresh soil replaced contaminated soil. The JWSC laboratory will continue to test water samples taken from this area and will report any results of contamination here.

Regulatory Compliance: Signs were 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 Coastal District Environmental Health Manager.

Immediate Results and Investigation: As of 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2018, pumping station 4118 was functioning properly.

On the afternoon of Monday, July 9, 2018, an additional small leak was discovered by Glynn County personnel at the bypass pump connected to pumping station 4110. This leak resulted in 400 gallons of untreated sewage being collected by staff using a vacuum truck. Approximately 100 gallons was absorbed into the Altamaha Canal and diluted to the point where there was no further benefit from continuing to vacuum up the ground water. Lime was dispersed around the perimeter of the affected area but not within the ground water itself as this would adversely affect the pH of the water and increase the risk of a fish kill.

The pond interior to North Glynn Park is not fed by the Altamaha Canal but flows into the canal when the water table is high enough to allow discharge. No untreated sewage from this event reached the pond. No fish were killed in this event.

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

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This notice is being made available immediately to all local print and radio media to allow for publication and notification. A formal advertisement will be run in the Brunswick News at the next regular printing to satisfy the statutory needs to distribute via a local paper of record.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Pine Ave in Brunswick on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 9:55 PM on Friday, July 6, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Pine Ave on Thursday, July 5, 2018 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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All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sylvan Drive and Center Street on St Simons Island on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Effective immediately, as of 9:41 PM on Friday, July 6, 2018, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for Sylvan Drive and Center Street on Thursday, July 5, 2018 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. 

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – 1200 Block of Pine Ave in Brunswick – Thursday, July 5, 2018

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Brunswick water system lost pressure to the 1200 block of Pine Ave on Thursday, July 5, 2018 due to a property owner digging into a 2″ PVC main. Service has been restored and BGJWSC lab personnel have collected water samples for testing. This testing, which will take between 22 and 24 hours, should be completed the evening of Friday, July 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: 7/5/18 10:05 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE