Public Notice

Public Notice

System Pressure Advisory: Part of Boiling Spring Lakes / Aviso de Presion del Sistema Meteorologico


The water consumers of Brunswick County Public Utilities located in Boiling Spring Lakes on E. Boiling Springs Rd. and all connecting roads off E. Boiling Springs Dr. on both sides between North Lake Dr. and the dam have experienced loss of water pressure due to a main line break at the dam caused by contractors working on storm clean up. We have crews on site assessing the damage to repair the line.

Map of the affected area (click to enlarge)

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advises that consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

This advisory issued on October 17, 2018 by:

John Nichols

Brunswick County Public Utilities



Un aviso de presion del sistema meteorologico a sido emitido para East Boiling Springs Road. Les aconsejamos HERVIR TODA AGUA para consumir. (incluyendo para tomar, hacer hielo, lavarse los dientes y boca, lavar platos, y agua utilizada para alguna preparacion de comida) o usar agua enbotellada.

Do You Need a Building Permit?


Do You Need a Building Permit?

If you are considering a home improvement project, you may need a building permit before you begin. While simple repairs don’t need permits, larger additions or major changes usually do. If you are working with a contractor, they will get the permits. If you’re going the DIY route, you’ll need to apply for and obtain them yourself.

As a homeowner, this extra hoop is actually a good thing! If means your or your contractors work will benefit from an extra set of eyes, and ensure that it meets all safety standards. Still not sure if you need a permit for your project? Here are some basic guidelines:

You will need a permit if:

  • Your project will change the footprint of your home.
  • Your project requires you to move a load-bearing wall.
  • Your project will alter the roof tline of your home.
  • Your project will create a new door or window opening.
  • Your project will replace an electric stove with a natural-gas model.
  • Your project will involve moving a sink.
  • Your project will install new electrical wiring.

If you need a permit, make sure to fill out the application with Brunswick County Code Administration before you begin. Happy DIY-ing!