Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – Knox Drive in Brunswick – Thursday, May 27, 2021


The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the distribution network serving Knox Drive in Wavely Pines due to a contractor digging into 6″ Transite 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 Friday, May 28, 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:

Date distributed: 5/27/21 5:53 PM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE

Lane Closure for Repairs – 1600 Block of MLK Blvd – May 17, 2021

Lane Closure Notification

In order to perform sewer gravity main repairs in the area, one lane of the 1600 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Brunswick, between G and F Street, will be closed to thru traffic. The lane closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17 and last until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Homeowner access will be maintained but all other traffic should be prepared to take another route to avoid increased traffic and potential delays.

As a function of routine maintenance funded by our operational budget, this replacement of a section of collapsing 8 inch vitrified clay pipe buried 6 feet below the paved surface is critical to avoid the potential for sewer service backups and sinkholes in the roadway.

For more information on the project, please contact Jay Sellers at 912.261.7123 or Customer Service at 261.7100.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience. The following map indicates the location of the road closure:

Commission Meeting Public Notice – Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

For your consideration, please review the public notice for the Commission Meeting scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room.

BGJWSC_Commission_Meeting_Public_Notice_May_20_2021 – Posted 5/6/21

Commission_Meeting_Agenda_May_20_2021 – Posted 5/17/21

Commission_Meeting_Agenda_May_20_2021_revised – Posted 5/19/21

Commission_Meeting_Agenda_May_20_2021_rev2 – Posted 5/19/21

Wesley Oaks Circle Survey Notice – May 07, 2021

The Brunswick – Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (BGJWSC) has initiated a water distribution improvements project to rehabilitate/replace the existing water mains located in Wesley Oaks Circle in St. Simons Island, Georgia.,

The completion of this project will assist in achieving the goal of completing water system upgrades within the Wesley Oaks Subdivision on St. Simons Island, Georgia. This will result in important and necessary improvements to the reliability and efficiency of the system.

Beginning May 7th, 2021, crews contracted by the BGJWSC will begin to survey the project area and enter upon property easements to collect data required for the project. The survey will be conducted by Shupe Surveying and is expected to take approximately 30 days to complete.

The survey crews will do the following while on site:

1.      Establish horizontal and vertical control for the project area. Horizontal datum shall be based on the Georgia State Plan, East Zone, and NAD83. Vertical datum shall be based on NAVD88. Provide a minimum of three (3) NGS B-order (or higher) station shall be connected for the horizontal network and minimum three (3) third-order (or higher) bench marks shall be connected for the vertical network in accordance with Rule 180-7-.04(2) of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia – Department 180. The locations shall be coordinated with the JWSC. Survey control maps, ASCII point files and copies of survey field notes will be provided.

2.      Locate all property corners, easements and road right-of ways. Provide name(s) of property owner(s), parcel ID numbers, etc in those areas affected by the work.

3.      Provide boundary and topographic survey of entire proposed project area. Provide cross sections with spot elevations at a maximum grid interval of 100-foot.

4.      Locate all visible improvements such as building, fences, permanent signs, sidewalks, curb and gutter, edge of pavement, driveways, mailboxes, and other structures located on the property or within 10 feet outside the right-of-way line, if accessible.

5.      Locate existing water lines (if any) with pipe sizes, water meters, valves, vaults, fire hydrants, etc.

6.      Locate existing sewer lines (if any) and indicate pipe size. Locate sanitary sewer manholes and provide top and invert elevations.

7.      Locate Private and Public Utilities – miscellaneous underground and overhead utility lines and above ground utilities indicators including gas, power, telephone, cable TV, fiber-optic, etc.

8.      Locate existing storm structures (swales/ditches, curb inlets, drop inlets, catch basins, junction boxes, and headwalls) and pipes. Provide pipe size, invert elevation, grate elevations, etc.

9.      Locate trees within the right-of-way.

10.  Identify discrepancies or conflicts in boundaries, any visible encroachments, and any portion of the property within the 100-year floodplain by graphical plotting only, as shown on the current Federal Emergency Management Agency map.

If you have any questions regarding the details of the project, please feel free to contact Harry Patel, BGJWSC assistant engineer, at 912-261-7125.

When Your Power is Out, Our Power May Be Out Too – Cuando se corta la luz, es posible que la nuestra también se corte

When your power is out, our power may be out too! Learn more about the power needs of our water and sewer systems and what to do if you suspect service may be affected.

Cuando se corta la luz, es posible que la nuestra también se corte. Obtenga más información sobre las necesidades de energía de nuestros sistemas de agua y alcantarillado y qué hacer si sospecha que el servicio puede verse afectado.