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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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Permit-Inspection Fee Schedule

Permits

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Fees

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Frequently Used Forms

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FloodPlain Administration

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Building Inspection Fee Schedule

As of July 1, 2019

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEE CALCULATIONS
NEW CONSTRUCTION
Up to 15,000 sq. ft.
sq. ft x ICC Chart Value x .0035 = Permit Fee
15,001 sq. ft. and greater
sq. ft x ICC Chart Value x .0035 + 15001 sq. ft. or greater x ICC Chart Value x .0012 = Permit Fee
SHELL BUILDINGS
sq. ft x ICC Chart Value x .0035 - .20 = Permit Fee
UP FIT & MAJOR REMODEL
sq. ft. under roof x $60 per sq. ft. x .0045 = Permit Fee
DOCKS, DECKS, BULKHEADS, RETAINING WALLS AND PIERS
gross sq. ft. x $60 per sq. ft. x .0045 = Permit Fee
* These cost includes all trade permits. Trade contractor must still call in for permit, but no extra fee will be assessed. Failure to call in for trade permit will result in a working without permit charge of $200 fee per trade.
ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
FAILURE TO OBTAIN FINAL INSPECTIONS: $100 first offense, $100 and reported to licensing boards for additional offenses.
OCCUPYING A STRUCTURE PRIOR TO CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY: $100/day
REFUNDS: 25% of permit fee is retained if a permit is canceled before work begins. No refunds granted after work begins.
STANDARD COMMERCIAL FEES
Accessory Building less than equal to 400 sq. ft.$100.00
Accessory Building >400 sq. ft. use Commercial New Construction Formula
Building Relocation (includes trades)$375.00
Construction site office (includes trades)$300.00
Mobile sales office (includes trades)$300.00
Demolition$100.00
Appliance/Equipment Change-Out Permit (includes trades) (per appliance)$75.00
Trade permits for minor work - B, P, M, E$100.00
Facility/ALE licensing inspection$100.00
Pole signs and signs attached to building (includes trades)$125.00
Prior power to release$60.00
Roof Repair$100.00
Signs with foundations (includes trades)$200.00
Signs attached to building (trades not included)$125.00
Window replacement (additional $10/window after first window)$100.00
Working without a permit$200.00
Floodplain Development Permit$50.00
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy$200.00
Solar Farms (includes trades)$200.00
COMMERCIAL NON-RESIDENTIAL PLAN REVIEW
< 4000 sq. ft.$100.00
4000 sq. ft. - 15000 sq. ft.$125.00
15001 - 40000 sq. ft.$325.00
> 40000 sq. ft.$800.00
Condo/Apartment$500.00
Cell Tower$65.00
Townhomes (per unit)$65.00
RESIDENTIAL FEE CALCULATIONS
NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
sq. ft. x ICC Chart Value x .004 = Permit Fee (Occupancy Type: R-3 Residential, one- and two-family. Construction Type: VB)
REMODEL/RENOVATION
gross sq. ft. x $60 per sq. ft. x .0045 = Permit Fee
DOCKS, DECKS, BULKHEADS, RETAINING WALLS, AND PIERS
gross sq. ft. x $60 per sq. ft. x .0045 = Permit Fee
* These fees include all trade (M, E, P) permits. Trade contractor still must call in for permit, but no fee will be assessed. Failure to call in for permit will result in a working without permit charge of $200 per trade.
STANDARD RESIDENTIAL FEES
Accessory Building less than equal to 400 sq. ft.$100.00
Accessory Building >400 sq. ft. use New Residential Construction Formula
Mobile Homes (includes all trades)$300.00
Trade permits for minor work - B, P, M, E$75.00
Appliance/Equipment Change-Out Permit (includes all trades)$60.00
Window replacement (more than $5000 - unlimited #)$75.00
Residential building relocation & modular (Includes all trades)$375.00
Prior cut on (electric or gas)$60.00
Re-inspection fee$75.00
Flood Development Permit$50.00
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy$100.00
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERICAL FEES
After Hours Inspection Fee: Min. 2 hours (per hour) (Commercial and Residential)$100.00
Sub-Contractor Change$75.00
Duplicate Inspection Card Service Fee$6.00

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