Public Notice

Public Notice

Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert

05.28.2019

Bolivia, NC – Brunswick County thanks the users of public water systems throughout the county for using water wisely over the Memorial Day weekend and asks public water system users to continue to be diligent in using water wisely. Drought conditions are expected to continue for the foreseeable weather forecast and water demands are expected to increase as vacationers visit Brunswick County beaches. Demand for water over the Memorial Day weekend exceeded 90% of the available production and distribution capacity. To ensure adequate water is available for essential needs, Brunswick County has declared a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert effective immediately. All customers of a public water system anywhere in Brunswick County are affected by Water Conservation Alerts. Brunswick County Public Utilities provides water service in unincorporated portions of Brunswick County as well as the following communities: Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, and Varnamtown. Customers of other utilities such as Bald Head Island, Brunswick Regional – H2GO (Belville), Holden Beach, Leland, Navassa, Northwest, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, and Southport are under the same restrictions since these utilities receive their water from Brunswick County Public Utilities.

Under a Stage 1 Water Alert, water system customers are requested to make voluntary adjustments to their water usage habits to appreciably reduce peak demands. (A peak demand of 80% of system production and distribution capacity being targeted). Irrigation demands represent the bulk of non-essential water use, so a primary way that customers may reduce water usage is to limit irrigation. A unified application of voluntary water reductions by all water system users in Brunswick County may help to avoid mandatory water restrictions in the event drought conditions do not lessen.

Specific ways to reduce water usage are as follows:
1. Defer all non-essential water use to outside the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
2. Don’t overwater your yard. One inch of water per week in the summer will keep most types of grass healthy. To determine how long you need to run your sprinkler to provide 1” of water, place straight edged cans at different distances from your sprinkler and time how long it takes to fill an average of 1” of water in each can. Water occasionally, but deeply to encourage deeper rooting that makes grass more drought/heat tolerant.
3. Install rain shut-off devices on automatic sprinkler systems.
4. Don’t water pavement and impervious surfaces.
5. Use the following recommended irrigation schedule to even out system demands:
a. Odd address numbers – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
b. Even address numbers – Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
c. No irrigation on Mondays
6. Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival. Water lawns outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
7. Water shrubbery the minimum required. Water shrubbery outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Use drip irrigation systems in shrubbery beds and around trees to prevent water loss through evaporation.
8. Use abundant mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture.
9. Plant drought-tolerant grasses, trees, and plants.
10. Adjust mower height to a higher setting to retain moisture.
11. Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded. Operate dishwashers outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
12. Limit vehicle washing to a minimum. Use commercial car washes that recycle water.
13. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five (5) minutes.
14. Inspect and repair all faulty and defective parts of faucets and toilets. Pay attention to dripping sounds.
15. Do not leave faucets running while shaving, brushing teeth, rinsing or preparing food.
16. Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.
17. Install water-saving showerheads and other water conservation devices.
18. Install water-saving devices in toilets such as early closing flappers.
19. Limit hours of water-cooled air conditioners.
20. Keep drinking water in a container in the refrigerator instead of running water from a faucet until it is cool.
21. Do not fill new (or empty) swimming or wading pools. Top off existing swimming pools from dusk until dawn.
22. Cover pool and spas when not in use to prevent evaporation.
23. Use disposable and biodegradable dishes where possible.

Please note that this Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert does not affect the use of private groundwater wells or those using highly treated reclaimed wastewater. (St. James, Winding River, Sea Trail, and Sandpiper Bay golf courses use reclaimed water. Other golf courses use wells and ponds for irrigation.) Also, this is not a water quality advisory; this is a water conservation advisory. There is no need to boil water for potable use unless you receive a Low Pressure Advisory notice for your specific area due to other conditions in the water distribution system.

Residents will be notified if any other conservation measures are needed and when conditions dictate that restrictions are no longer required. Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657. Additional information can be found at

http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/files/utilities/2015/02/util_water_conservation_utilities_brochure.pdf

http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/smart-tips-for-the-home-yard.pdf

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UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

06.06.2019

UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert was instituted for all customers of any Brunswick County public water system on May 28, 2019, due to record water demand caused by excessive temperatures, lack of rain, and an increased number of visitors to Brunswick County. As a result of customers’ voluntary conservation measures combined with a break in the drought conditions, water demand has been reduced to more manageable levels. We thank you for your efforts to conserve water and to use it wisely. Although there has been some relief in the past week, hot, dry conditions are expected to return as we get into the summer season (June 21st) and the demand for water will continue to rise. Therefore, the Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert will remain in force. The conservation measures that customers have made voluntarily have had an impact in reducing water demands and we will need to continue these measures into the summer months. Please continue to use water wisely. We request that you continue to irrigate during off-peak time periods according to the schedule below. If you have a water-intensive activity (power-washing, topping off swimming pools) please do these during off-peak hours or schedule during overcast, rainy days when water demand is typically less. If there is a significant increase in water demand requiring amplified attention, we will provide notification through the media, our Web site, and by sending emergency messages via telephone. Additional information can be found at <http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/> or by calling 910-253-2657.

Under a Stage 1 Water Alert, water system customers are requested to make voluntary adjustments
as follows:

1. Defer all non-essential water use to outside the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
2. Don’t overwater your yard. One inch of water per week in the summer will keep most types of grass healthy. To determine how long you need to run your sprinkler to provide 1” of water, place straight edged cans at different distances from your sprinkler and time how long it takes to fill an average of 1” of water in each can. Water occasionally, but deeply to encourage deeper rooting that makes grass more drought/heat tolerant.
3. Install rain shut-off devices on automatic sprinkler systems.
4. Don’t water pavement and impervious surfaces.
5. Use the following recommended irrigation schedule to even out system demands:
a. Odd address numbers – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
b. Even address numbers – Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
c. No irrigation on Mondays
6. Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival. Water lawns outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
7. Water shrubbery the minimum required. Water shrubbery outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Use drip irrigation systems in shrubbery beds and around trees to prevent water loss through evaporation.
8. Use abundant mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture.
9. Plant drought-tolerant grasses, trees, and plants.
10. Adjust mower height to a higher setting to retain moisture.
11. Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded. Operate dishwashers outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
12. Limit vehicle washing to a minimum. Use commercial car washes that recycle water.
13. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five (5) minutes.
14. Inspect and repair all faulty and defective parts of faucets and toilets. Pay attention to dripping sounds.
15. Do not leave faucets running while shaving, brushing teeth, rinsing or preparing food.
16. Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.
17. Install water-saving showerheads and other water conservation devices.
18. Install water-saving devices in toilets such as early closing flappers.
19. Limit hours of water-cooled air conditioners.
20. Keep drinking water in a container in the refrigerator instead of running water from a faucet until it is cool.
21. Do not fill new (or empty) swimming or wading pools. Top off existing swimming pools from dusk until dawn.
22. Cover pool and spas when not in use to prevent evaporation.
23. Use disposable and biodegradable dishes where possible.

All customers of a public water system anywhere in Brunswick County are affected by Water Conservation Alerts. Brunswick County Public Utilities provides water service in unincorporated portions of Brunswick County as well as the following communities: Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, and Varnamtown. Customers of other utilities such as Bald Head Island, Brunswick Regional – H2GO (Belville), Holden Beach, Leland, Navassa, Northwest, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, and Southport are under the same restrictions since these utilities receive their water from Brunswick County Public Utilities.

Please note that this Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert does not affect the use of private groundwater wells or those using highly treated reclaimed wastewater. (St. James, Winding River, Sea Trail, and Sandpiper Bay golf courses use reclaimed water. Other golf courses use wells and ponds for irrigation.) Also, this is not a water quality advisory; this is a water conservation advisory. There is no need to boil water for potable use unless you receive a Low Pressure Advisory notice for your specific area due to other conditions in the water distribution system.

Residents will be notified if any other conservation measures are needed and when conditions dictate that restrictions are no longer required. Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657. Additional information can be found at <http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>.

http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/smart-tips-for-the-home-yard.pdf

http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/files/utilities/2015/02/util_water_conservation_utilities_brochure.pdf

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Update – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – Reminder

06.13.2019
UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – Reminder

A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert is still in place for all customers of any Brunswick County public water system.

Although there has been some relief, hot, dry conditions are expected to return as we get into the summer season and the demand for water will continue to rise. Recent rainfall and voluntary conservation efforts have reduced system demand; still Brunswick County has yet to reach its peak demand period associated with the July 4th holiday.

We will continue to assess the need for the Water Conservation Alert as the summer season progresses.

Thank you for your continued efforts to conserve water and to use it wisely.
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Golden A Awards, Platinum A Awards Presented

06.14.2018

The Environmental Health Food and Lodging Section of the Brunswick County Health Services presented the annual “Golden A” Awards and “Platinum A” Awards to local food establishments.

The “Golden A” Award is given to food service establishments that score 95% or better for each of the required inspections in one year.  The “Platinum A” Award is given to establishments that receive the “Golden A” five years in a row.

In addition to receiving this award, recipients who attended the Ceremony were eligible to participant in a drawing to have their picture taken with the Health Director.  Below are the winners of the pictures and a listing of all recipients for 2017.

Carillon Assisted Living Dietary: Left to Right – Racheal Hinson, Cook; Ishmael Thomas, Chef, Cris Harrelson, Health Director

Subway at Ocean Isle Beach: Left to Right –Kim Eades, Store Manager and Cris Harrelson, Health Director

North Brunswick High School: Left to right – Holli Vanover, Kassira Harrelson (Asst. Manager), Dianne Vereen, Sharon Garrett (Manager), Cris Harrelson (Health Director), Beverly Lewis, Adrianne Lamar. Not Picture – David Miksch and Virginia Boss

Town Creek Elementary School: Left to Right – Caroline Gonzales, Cris Harrelson (Health Director), Nancy Mintz (Cafeteria Manager), Whitney Prevatt

PLATINUM A LIST
ARBY’S #7818
ARCHIBALD’S DELI
ASH SENIOR NUTRITION SITE
AUTUMN CARE NURSING HOME DIETARY
BELLA CUCINA RESTAURANT
BELVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
BEST WESTERN WESTGATE INN BREAKFAST BAR
BOB’S DOGS
BOILING SPRING LAKES SENIOR NUTRITION SITE
BOLIVIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
BOUNDARY HOUSE
BRUNSWICK COUNTY ACADEMY LUNCHROOM
BRUNSWICK COVE NURSING HOME DIETARY
BRUNSWICK EARLY COLLEGE LUNCHROOM
BURG-DOG GRILL
CALABASH DELICATESSEN
CALABASH GARDEN TEA ROOM
CALABASH SEAFOOD HUT
CALABASH SENIOR NUTRITION SITE
CEDAR GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
COMFORT SUITES BREAKFAST BAR-SOUTHPORT
CROW CREEK GOLF CLUB
DOSHER HOSPITAL DIETARY
DUFFER’S PUB AND DELI II
ERIC’S GRILL
FARMSTEAD GOLF COURSE
FIBBER MCGEE’S
FISHHOUSE RESTAURANT
FOOD LION DELI #1593-SUNSET BEACH
FOOD LION DELI #1607 CALABASH
FOOD LION DELI #1655 LELAND
FOOD LION DELI #2114 OAK ISLAND
FOOD LION DELI #2130 SHALLOTTE
FOOD LION DELI #2546 HOLDEN BEACH
FOOD LION DELI #852 VILLAGE ROAD LELAND
FOOD LION MARKET #1655 LELAND
FOOD LION MARKET #2114 OAK ISLAND
FOUNDER’S CLUB AT ST. JAMES
GAYLYN’S DINER
HAMPTON INN SOUTHPORT BREAKFAST BAR
HARRIS TEETER #225 MEAT MARKET
HARRIS TEETER #225 PRODUCE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BREAKFAST BAR – LELAND
ISLAND WAY RESTAURANT
JADE GARDEN
JERSEY MIKE’S
JESSE MAE MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO
KOPP’S GRILL
KOPP’S KWIK STOP
LAS PALMERAS SUNSET BEACH
LELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
LEOPARD CHASE
LINCOLN PRIMARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
LITTLE BIT’S GRILL
LOCO JO’S BAR & GRILL
LOWE’S FOODS STORE #201 PRODUCE SOUTHPORT
LOWE’S FOODS STORE MARKET #230 OCEAN ISLE BEACH
LOWE’S FOODS STORE DELI #237 LELAND
LOWE’S FOODS STORE MARKET #237 LELAND
LOWE’S FOODS STORE PRODUCE #230 OCEAN ISLE BEACH
LOWE’S FOODS STORE PRODUCE #237 LELAND
MAGNOLIA GREENS COUNTRY STORE
MARITIME MEAT MARKET
MAVERICK’S JAVA
MCDONALD’S SOUTHPORT
MEADOWLANDS GOLF CLUB
MELON CORSINI CATERING
MR. P’S BISTRO
NORTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CTR
PATRONIE’S PIZZA
PLAYER’S CLUB GRILLE
PORT CITY JAVA #3
QUIZNO’S #6078
SHALLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
SILVERHILL GRILL
SMITHFIELD CHICKEN & BBQ LELAND
SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
SOUTH BRUNSWICK MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
SOUTHPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
SOUTHPORT SENIOR CENTER
SUB-17
SUBWAY #21520 SUNSET BEACH
SUBWAY #2229 LONG BEACH ROAD
SUBWAY #32250 HOLDEN BEACH
SUBWAY #41339 NEW POINTE BLVD
SUBWAY WALMART
SUNSET BEACH FISHING PIER
SUPPLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
TACO BELL LELAND
TEE TIME CAFÉ
THAI BY THE SEA RESTAURANT
FRYING PAN (THE)
THE WINDS COFFEE SHOP
TONY’S PIZZA
TOWN CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
UNION PRIMARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE OF BRUNSWICK DIETARY
VIRGINIA WILLIAMSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
WACCAMAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
WALMART DELI #2772 SOUTHPORT
WEST BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL LUNCHROOM
WINGATE INN SOUTHPORT BREAKFAST BAR
YACHT BASIN PROVISION COMPANY
PEARL GOLF LINKS (THE)
Golden A List 

19TH HOLE
55TH STREET SEAFOOD HOUSE
ANTONIOS DELI PIZZA & GRILL
ARBOR LANDING AT OCEAN ISLE BEACH
BACKSTREET CAFÉ
BAGEL DOCK CAFÉ
BAGEL DOCK EXPRESS
BARBQUE HOUSE
BCC FITNESS CENTER CONCESSION
BEACHES BURGERS
BEANAS KITCHEN
BENNETT’S GRILL & CAFE
BESSIE BURGER
BOJANGLES #878
BOJANGLE’S #913
BOJANGLES SOUTHPORT
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAFETERIA
BRUNSWICK NOVANT MEDICAL CENTER DIETARY
BSRI LELAND SENIOR CENTER
BURGER KING
CANTEEN VENDING/DUKE ENERGY PROGRESS
CANTEEN VENDING/PROGRESS ENERGY TAC BUILDING
CAPTAIN JOHN’S SEAFOOD HOUSE
CAPTAIN NANCES SEAFOOD
CARILLON ASSISTED LIVING DIETARY
CAROLINA SHORE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
CHASERS SPORT BAR AND GRILL
CHECK SIX BREWING COMPANY
CHRISTOPHERS PIZZA
CIRCLE K # 2706487
CIRCLE K #2723143
CIRCLE K #2723487
CIRCLE K 2724576
COASTAL WINE AND BREW
COMFORT INN SHALLOTTE BREAKFAST BAR
DAWG HOUSE TOO
DELPHINA CANTINA
DOCKSIDE
DOMINOS #8955
DOMINO’S PIZA #8945 OAK ISLAND
DOMINO’S PIZZA #8814 LELAND
DOMINO’S PIZZA #8950
EMPIRE DELI AND BAGEL
FALCONE & D’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
FAMILY PIZZA & SUBS
FAT ANDY’S BURGERS
FILLING STATION (THE)
FISHY FISHY RESTAURANT
FOOD LION DELI #2223 SOUTHPORT
FOOD LION MARKET #1593 SUNSET BEACH
FOOD LION MARKET #1607 CALABASH
FOOD LION MARKET #2130 SHALLOTTE
FOOD LION MARKET #2223 SOUTHPORT
FOOD LION MARKET #2546 HOLDEN BEACH
FOOD LION MARKET #852 VILLAGE ROAD LELAND
FOOD LION PRODUCE # 1593 SUNSET BEACH
FOOD LION PRODUCE # 852
FOOD LION PRODUCE #1607 CALABASH
FOOD LION PRODUCE #1655 LELAND
FOOD LION PRODUCE #2114 OAK ISLAND
FOOD LION PRODUCE #2130 SHALLOTTE
FOOD LION PRODUCE #2223 SOUTHPORT
FOOD LION PRODUCE #2546 HOLDEN BEACH
GRAND STRAND COFFEE BAR
GRAPEVINE RESTAURANT
GUSTO GRILLE
HALFTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL
HARDEES SEASIDE 1848
HARDEES OF LELAND 1342
HARRIS TEETER #225 DELI
HARRIS TEETER/STARBUCKS #29082
HOLDEN BEACH PIER & GRILL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL BREAKFAST BAR – BOLIVIA
HONEYS BBQ SHACK
ISLAND CAFÉ
ISLAND TIMES CAFÉ
JABBA’S CREATIONS
JERSEY GIRL’S DELI
JOYCE IRISH PUB AND GRILL (THE)
KAI JOES
KANGAROO EXPRESS #2723999 OIB
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN SHALLOTTE
LA CUCINA ITALIAN GRILL
LATITUDES
LELAND HOUSE DIETARY
LITTLE CAESAR’S EXPRESS #321702
LITTLE CAESAR’S SHALLOTE
LITTLE CAESARS/ THE GAS MART MINUTEMAN
LOCKWOOD FOLLY MARKETPLACE
LOWES FOODS STORE #230 DELI
LOWES FOODS STORE #235 PRODUCE
MACO DEPOT SUBWAY
MANKIN’S CAUSEWAY CAFE
MARITIME MARKET DELI
MARKET EXPRESS #345
MARSH HARBOR INN BREAKFAST BAR
MAVERICKS POINTE
MCDONALD’S 35966 SUPPLY
MCDONALD’S #10190 SHALLOTTE
MCDONALD’S #16312
MCDONALD’S #5658 LELAND
MEMBERS CLUB SNAK BAR
MIDDLE RIVER SUBWAY
MIKE’S BITES
MMM QUE RICO
MOORE STREET MARKET
NC BAPTIST ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE CENTER
OAK & ANCHOR RESTAURANT AT LOCKWOOD FOLLY (THE)
OAK ISLAND BUTCHER/NY DELI
OAK ISLAND DELI AND PUB
OAK ISLAND RESTAURANT
OAK ISLAND SENIOR NUTRITION SITE
OAK ISLAND SUB SHOP
OFFICE COFFEE AND WINE BAR (THE)
OLD BRIDGE DINER
PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA LELAND
PELICANS PERCH
PIER AT OCEAN ISLE BEACH
PIZZA SHACK
PLANET FUN/STARZ GRILL
PORT CITY JAVA #14
PORT CITY JAVA LELAND
RESERVE CLUB (THE)
ROBERTOS RESTAURANT
RUSSELL’S PLACE
SAN FELIPE #11
SAN FELIPE #9
SARAH’S KITCHEN
SEAFOOD HUT OF NC
SHALLOTTE SENIOR NUTRITION SITE
SHARKYS INC
SHIRLEY’S DINER
SONJAS GRILL
SOUTHPORT CHEESE SHOPPE
SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE
SPEEDY WEENIE
SPIKE’S DAIRY BAR
SPLASH CAFÉ
SUBWAY #10804 SHALLOTTE CROSSING
SUBWAY #12049 VILLAGE ROAD LELAND
SUBWAY #15743 OCEAN ISLE BEACH
SUBWAY #2723487 SUPPLY
SUBWAY #61882
SUBWAY#31420 CALABASH
SURFERS CAFÉ
SWING BRIDGE GRILL
TERRY’S NC BAR-B-QUE AND RIBS
THAI PEPPERS RESTAURANT
THE BOUNCING LOG
THE FOREST AT CAPE FEAR NATIONAL
THE TROLLY STOP
THISTLE GOLF CLUB
TOWN CREEK SENIOR SITE
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ
WALMART DELI #1767
WALMART DELI #4273 LELAND
WATERFRONT SEAFOOD SHACK