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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The County of Brunswick has numerous parcels that may be declared surplus. The list can be found below. The County will entertain proposals for either individual parcels or groups of parcels that meet or exceed the minimum bid amount as set in the Surplus Property Bid Acceptance Policy: for properties the County has held for 10 years or more, bids that meet or exceed the greater of $750 or 25% of current tax value, and for properties that have been held by the County for less than 10 years, bids that meet or exceed the lesser of the County’s basis in the property or 50% of current tax value. Purchase proposals should be submitted to Steve Stone at steve.stone@brunswickcountync.gov. Any proposals accepted by the Board of Commissioners will be subject to the upset bid sale process and the Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. If you have questions, contact Steve Stone at steve.stone@brunswickcountync.gov.

To view a map of the available properties, click here.

Parcel NumberLegalDescription2019 Tax ValueWaterSewerStatusInstructions to Bid
0052A053L-79 S-2 PH-11 GRIST CREEK RUN PLAT 19/143$12,700 NoneNoneIn Upset BidView Instructions for Placing an Upset Bid (Information available Jun. 26.
Deadline July 8)
070DA022L-22 TOWN CREEK COLONY PLAT P/22&23 719/962$10,200NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
140EA001L-1&2 WILDWOOD DR$2,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
141HB001L-5&6 B-N WILDWOOD AC$2,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
141HB020L-3 B-O WILDWOOD AC$1,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
141HC01001L-27 B-A WILDWOOD AC$1,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
141HC02401L-25&26 B-C WILDWOOD AC$2,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142BB035L-28 B-E S-2 PLAT 6/162 BSL$9,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142CH012L-19 B-K S-2 PLAT 6/162 BSL$9,000YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HA017L-21, B-204, S-1, BSL$4,400NoNoAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HA018L-22, B-204, S-1 BSL$4,400NoNoAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HA056L-76-77 B-204 S-1 PLAT H/349 BSL$8,800NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HA057L-78 B-204 S-1 PLAT H/349 BSL$4,400NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HB00402L-67 B-203 S-1 BSL PLAT H/349$4,400NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HB00607L-82 B-203 1A S-1 PLAT H/349 BSL$4,400NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HB019L-26 B-203 S-1 BSL$4,400 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142HB020L-27 B-203 S-1 BSL$4,400 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142IA008L-8 B-O S-1 PLAT 6/158 BSL$11,000YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142JE011L-18 EXT 1 S-1 PLAT H/336 BSL$11,000 YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142OD007L-91 S-19 PLAT 7/37 BSL$21,500YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
142PA00205L-35 S-9 BSL$25,000YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
156KA005L-541 S-38W WBSL PLAT G/123$3,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
156KA006L-540 S-38W WBSL PLAT G/123$2,500NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
156NC005L-204 S-28W BOILING SPRING LAKE PL 250/540$2,500YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
156NF023L-90 S-28W BOILING SPRING LAKES JASMINE DR$4,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
157AA056L-318 B-7 S-PT 2 BSL BSL$11,000 YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
157KG00307L-3 B-C S-21 PART 1 BSL$15,000 YesNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
172ED003L-399-401 PART 1&2 S-3W BSL PLAT G/113$4,500NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
172EE00301L-377 S-3W BOILING SPRING LAKES$1,500NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
173BF003L-14 B-L S-4 BSL$5,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA043Lot 43, Section 2, Shell Point Acres$1,600 NoNoAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA118Lot 118, Section 2 Shell Point Acres$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA119Lot 119, Section 2 Shell Point Acres$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA122Lot 122, Section 2, Shell Point Acres$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA133Lot 133, Section 2 Shell Point Acres$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA134Lot 134, Section 2 Shell Point Acres$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA143L-143 S-2 SHELL PT AC PLAT Q/1$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA144L-144 S-2 SHELL PT AC PLAT Q/1$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA145L-145 S-2 SHELL PT AC PLAT Q/1$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA146L-146 S-2 SHELL PT AC PLAT Q/1$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA147L-147 S-2 SHELL PT AC PLAT Q/1$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA148L-148 S-2 SHELL PT AC PLAT Q/1$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
214MA149Lot 149, Section 2, Shell Point Acres$1,600 NoneNoneAvailable For BidView Instructions for Placing an Upset Bid (Information available June 12.
Deadline June 24)
2140005204PARCEL-1 .56AC PL 34/269$4,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
215AA012L-12 PH-1 SKYLEE PLACE PL 26/438$5,500 YesNoneIn Upset BidView Instructions for Placing an Upset Bid (Information available June 12.
Deadline June 24)
215AA013L-13 PH-1 SKYLEE PLACE PL 26/438$5,500 YesNoneIn Upset BidView Instructions for Placing an Upset Bid (Information available June 12.
Deadline June 24)
218AA132Lot 330, Ph 2-A, SeaWatch at Sunset Harbor$4,500 YesYesIn Upset BidView Instructions for Placing an Upset Bid (Information available June 12.
Deadline June 24)
224EA012L-12 FOX TROT RIDGE PLAT U/13$4,180NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
229MB020L-2 B-J OCEAN PINES PLAT 5/105$18,000 YesNoneAvailable For BidView Instructions for Placing an Upset Bid (Information available June 12.
Deadline June 24)
241NA047L-109X73 IRR B-D .10AC PINE BUR AC 10/126$13,000.00 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
1410002301L-35&36 S-16Y PART 1 BSL PLAT G/105$30,000 NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
20100013033 AC OFF NC 1112$14,100NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
1410002203L-114 S-16Y PART 1 BSL PLAT G/105$15,000NoneNoneAvailable For BidSubmit a Bid Here
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