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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Closed Bids and Expired RFPs/RFQs

Closed Bids and Expired RFP/RFQ Notices

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Closed Bids

(Expired) Invitation to Bid: Old Mill Road Force Main

Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019, in the Brunswick County Public Utilities Operations Center in Supply, NC, for the construction of: Old Mill Road Force Main and shortly thereafter the bids will be opened publicly and...

Invitation to Bid: US 74/76 Warehouse Fire Protection Main

Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018. BRUNSWICK COUNTY INVITATION TO BID Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the Large Conference Room in Building I at the Brunswick County...

Invitation to Bid: Ocean Isle Beach Park Phase II

BRUNSWICK COUNTY INVITATION TO BID Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, Building G, Bolivia, North Carolina, for the construction of the Ocean Isle Beach Park Phase 2...

(Expired) Invitation to Bid: Gilbert Road Water Main Improvements

Addendum No. 1 (9/21/17)   Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. September 28, 2017, in the office of the Brunswick County Public Utilities Operations Center for the construction of: GILBERT ROAD WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENTS and shortly thereafter the bids...

Invitation to Bid: FY16 Water System Improvement Project

INVITATION TO BID Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the office of the Brunswick County Engineering Department for the construction of: FY16 Water System Improvement Project – Contract B: High Meadow, Taft Road...

(Expired) Invitation to Bid: New 4,000 Gallon Vacuum Truck

Click here for BID TABULATION Pursuant to General Statutes of North Carolina, Section 143-129 as amended, sealed bids will be received for the purchase of the following: New 4,000 Gallon Vacuum Truck Bids will be received by the County of Brunswick until 3:00 p.m. on...

Invitation to Bid: BSRI Calabash Senior Center

Sealed proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 in the office of the Brunswick County Director of Engineering, 75 Courthouse Drive NE, Building I, Bolivia, NC 28422 for the construction of the BSRI Calabash Senior Center and shortly...

Invitation To Bid: Smithville Park Phase One

Sealed proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, Building G, Bolivia, North Carolina, for the construction of the Smithville Park Phase One, and shortly thereafter the bids will...

Notice of Upset Bid Period: Parcels north of Hale Swamp Road

On April 26, 2016, the Brunswick County Commissioners approved the offer of Ike Williamson to bid for 2 Parcels # 2290000701 and 2290000704, located north of Hale Swamp Road and described on a map in Map Book T, Page 313 of the Brunswick County Register of Deeds.  The...

Expired RFPs/RFQs

RFP – Fire Sprinkler Systems Testing, Inspections and Repairs

All proposals must be received by December 17, 2018. The County of Brunswick requests proposals for performing an inspection and testing of the automatic fire sprinkler systems and providing emergency services and repairs to the fire sprinkler systems.  For a copy of...

RFP – Pest Control Services

All proposals must be received by December 14, 2018. The County of Brunswick requests proposals for performing pest control services to various county facilities.  For a copy of the complete request for proposals click here.  For additional information please contact...

RFP – Building B Annex HVAC Design

All proposals must be received no later than December 20, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. Brunswick County Operation Services is requesting proposals for HVAC design for Building B Annex at the Brunswick County Government Center.  For a copy of the complete request for proposals...

RFP – Multi-Jurisdictional Disaster Debris Management

  Must be received by 4:00 pm on August 24, 2018. Brunswick County is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide professional services for disaster debris management for the county and municipalities.  To obtain a copy of the complete request for proposals...

RFP – Scrap Metal and Wire

The County of Brunswick requests proposals from firms and businesses to provide processing and transportation services for scrap metal and wire collected at the Brunswick County Government Complex, 194 March 9, 1764 Drive, Bolivia, North Carolina.  To obtain a copy of...

RFP – Courthouse HVAC Maintenance

Brunswick County is requesting proposals to secure a maintenance program that will provide services to maintain the courthouse heating and air conditioning system.  To obtain a copy of the complete request for proposals click here.  All proposals must be received by...

RFP – Used Oil/Fuel, Filters, Antifreeze and Oily Wastewater

Brunswick County is requesting proposals for the collection, transportation, and recycling of used oil, fuel, oil filters, antifreeze and oily wastewater collected and stockpiled at the site of the Brunswick County landfill facility in Bolivia, North Carolina.  To...

EXPIRED: RFP: Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation Vendors

Please submit your proposal by April 30, 2018. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation Vendors Fiscal Year 2018-2019 The Brunswick County Department of Social Services is currently seeking proposals from those vendors who would like to be...

RFP: PROVIDE HEALTH CARE SERVICES At the Brunswick County Jail

Each organization submitting a proposal (“Proposer”) must assure receipt by Brunswick County of one original proposal and one duplicate not later than 5:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, April 20, 2018. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE SERVICES At the...

RFP – Elevator Maintenance

All proposals must be received by 4:00 pm on April 2, 2018. The County of Brunswick requests proposals from qualified contractors to provide elevator maintenance services.  To obtain a copy of the complete request for proposals click here.  To receive any additional...

RFP – Fire Alarm Services

All proposals must be received by 4:00 pm on March 9, 2018. Brunswick County Operation Services is requesting proposals to secure a maintenance program that will provide services to maintain Brunswick County Operation Services’ fire alarm systems.  To obtain a...

RFQ: Detention Center Security Camera System

Deadline for Receipt of Responses: April 2, 2018 3:00 PM EST. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office 1 RFQ Timeline Advertisement/Release of RFQ: February 6, 2018 Pre-Response Meeting/Walk-Thru: March 8, 2018 10:00 AM EST 911 Communications Center Conference Room 80 Stamp...

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