Human Resources Committee Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 10:30 AM-CANCELLED

Please note that this meeting has been cancelled.

Human_Resources_Committee_Public_Notice_September_18,_2019-CANCELLED – Posted 9/13/19.

For your consideration, please review the agenda for the Human Resources Committee Meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room.

Human_Resources_Committee_Public_Notice_September_18,_2019 – Pending Agenda.  Posted 9/10/19.

New Employment Opportunity – Line Cleaning Technician

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

Job Title: Line Cleaning Technician
Open Date: September 10, 2019
Close Date: Open until filled
Position Information: Full-time, permanent position
Starting Pay Range: $17.07hr – $19.20hr

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

Line Cleaning Technician

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

Office closure due to Hurricane Dorian

Due to the expected inclement weather, the Joint Water and Sewer Commission Administrative Office located at 1703 Gloucester St, along with non-essential field offices, will be closed from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Thursday, September 5, 2019, with regular business expected to resume on Friday, September 6 at 8:00 AM.

Emergency services will still be available during this time by contacting 912-634-0258. Online payment transactions may be unavailable during this time.

Please subscribe to the JWSC Emergency Notification System to get instant reports on potential service outages and boil water advisories at https://www.bgjwsc.org/subscribe.

CANCELLED – Commission Meeting Agenda – Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

This Meeting Has Been Cancelled.

For your consideration please review the agenda for the Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room.

Public Notice 9-5-19 CANCELLED – Posted 9/5/19.

Commission_Meeting_Agenda_September_5,_2019 – Posted 8/30/19.

BGJWSC_Commission_Meeting_Public_Notice_September_5,_2019 – Pending agenda.  Posted 8/28/19.

All-Clear for Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sections of the 800 Block of Egmont Street in Brunswick on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Effective immediately, as of 7:18 AM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, all required microbiological testing of water samples from the area affected by the boil water advisory issued for the 800 block of Egmont Street in Brunswick on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 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 – 800 block of Egmont Street. in Brunswick – Tuesday, August 27, 2019

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING


Update as of 10:47 AM – As our crew was able to make the repair under pressure, boiling water is not necessary. However, as the precautionary alert had already been sent out, staff will proceed with sample testing and an all-clear message will be sent out as scheduled below. – Jay Sellers, Public Information Officer


The Brunswick water system lost pressure on the system serving the 800 block of Egmont Street due to materials failure of a main. Once service has been restored, BGJWSC lab personnel will collect water samples for testing. This testing, which takes between 18 and 24 hours, should be completed the afternoon of Wednesday August 28, 2019, 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: 8/27/19 9:30 AM

What is a Boil Water Advisory? READ MORE HERE