Public Notice

Public Notice

UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

07.19.2019
UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Based on the ongoing hot weather that tends to elevate water demand, this Water Conservation Alert will remain in effect through the month of July and into August when it will be re-evaluated.

Please continue to use water wisely; your water conservation is having a positive impact.

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/>.

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 STAGE 1 – WATER CONSERVATION ALERT 

07.22.2019
 STAGE 1 – WATER CONSERVATION ALERT

Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect.

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. Use the following recommended irrigation schedule to even out system demands:
  2. Odd address numbers – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
    b. Even address numbers – Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
    c. No irrigation on Mondays
  3. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Install rain shut-off devices on automatic sprinkler systems.
    5. Don’t water pavement and impervious surfaces.
    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 <https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>

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

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

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING: Naming and/or renaming of certain roads

04.04.2018

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners shall conduct a public hearing on the naming and/or renaming of the following roads on April 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers, David Sandifer Building, Government Center, Bolivia, N.C.  The hearing is called pursuant to Brunswick County Code Section 2-7-2 and the subject matter of the hearing is as follows:

 

TO FROM TOWNSHIP
ADALYNNS TRL NW NONE WACCAMAW
AMOROSA LOOP NE NONE NORTHWEST
ANCHORS BEND DR SW NONE SHALLOTTE
AROT CT SW NONE SHALLOTTE
BAY BEACH RD SW NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
BIRCH ABBEY TRL NE NONE NORTHWEST
BLUE PAPAYA NE NONE NORTHWEST
CASSADINE CT NE NONE NORTHWEST
CLOVE HITCH LN SW NONE SHALLOTTE
DAGGER DR NE NONE NORTHWEST
DEFYANCE CT SW NONE SHALLOTTE
DELLCASTLE CT NW NONE SHALLOTTE
DELZA ANN DR NE NONE TOWN CREEK
DIP LN NW NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
DONASH LN NW NONE WACCAMAW
GATEWAY VILLAGE CIR SE NONE SMITHVILLE
HERON WATCH DR SW NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
HILL HOMESTEAD LN SE NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
HOMER BRYAN AVE NE NONE NORTHWEST
INDUS WAY SE NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
MAGNOLIA HILL PL SW NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
MARILLA DR NE NONE NORTHWEST
MONTAGU WAY SW NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
N OLD MT MISERY RD NONE NORTHWEST
NORMA JEAN LN SW NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
PENNY HEDGE DR NE NONE NORTHWEST
REEFSIDE LOOP NE NONE NORTHWEST
RUSTY FARM TRL NW NONE WACCAMAW
S OLD MT MISERY RD NONE NORTHWEST
SAWGRASS POINT LN SW NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
SAYBROOKE LN NW NONE SHALLOTTE
SEA ISLAND RD NE NONE NORTHWEST
SNOWDROP CT NW NONE SHALLOTTE
SOLARIS CT NE NONE NORTHWEST
SOUTHVIEW CT NE NONE NORTHWEST
SPOONWOOD DR NE NONE NORTHWEST
SPRINGSTONE DR NE NONE TOWN CREEK
SQUARE KNOT LN SW NONE SHALLOTTE
STEDWICK ST NW SHALLOTTE
SUNSET CREEK WAY SW NONE SHALLOTTE
TERESA CT NE NONE NORTHWEST
TWICKENHAM CT SE NONE TOWN CREEK
WILBUR MCKEITHAN WAY NE NONE TOWN CREEK
WINTERCRESS DR NE NONE NORTHWEST
WOODRIFF CIR NE NONE NORTHWEST

 

This is the 20th day of March 2018

BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

BY: Jan Clemmons, G.I.S. Department