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/>.

– End –

 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

– End –

Fire Inspection Fees

Permits

Column 1 CTA

Fees

Column 2 CTA

Frequently Used Forms

Column 3 CTA

FloodPlain Administration

Column 4 CTA

Fire Inspection Fees

As of July 1, 2019

FIRE PREVENTION PERMIT FEES
The fees set forth in this section are fixed for the issuance of the permits required by the Fire Prevention Code. Construction permits are valid for a period of one year from date of issue unless, as otherwise stated on the face of the permit. Operational permits will be valid for the same period as the inspection schedule in section 106 and the renewal will be the payment of the inspection fee for existing buildings. Renewal of permits shall be subject to fees in effect for the period of renewal.
REQUIRED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Automatic fire-extinguishing Systems$200.00
Battery Systems (greater than 50 gallons)$50.00
Cryogenic Fluids$100.00
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems and Related equipment$200.00
Private Fire Hydrants$100.00
Standpipe Systems with/without Sprinkler System$75.00
Temporary Membrane structures, tents, and canopies$50.00 Each
MANDATORY OPERATIONAL PERMITS
Explosives [Manufacturing, Storage, Handling, & Sale or use of explosives, fireworks, explosive material (60-day permit)]$300.00
Pyrotechnic special effects materials$500.00
Temporary Membrane structures, tents, and canopies$50.00 Each
All other permit fess required by the Technical Code$50.00
County Owned BuildingsNo Charge
Foster Care DHHS InspectionNo Charge
Temporary / Conditional CO Fire Inspection$100.00
FIRE PLAN REVIEWS
Building - New Construction, change of use, alteration, remodel, repair, renovation, or reconstruction:
Subdivision$30.00 + $20.00 per fire hydrant required
Small Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (Less than 2,500 square feet)$100.00
Basic Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (2,500 - 10,000 square feet) $250.00
Intermediate Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (10,001 - 25,000 square feet) $500.00
Complex Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (25,001 - 100,000 square feet) $750.00
Special Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (More than 100,001 square feet) $1,000.00
HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
Class A - 55 gals. or 500 lbs.$50.00
Class B - 56 - 550 gals. or 501 - 5000 lbs.$250.00
Class C - 550 to 5,500 gals. or 5,000 to 50,000 lbs.$250.00
Class D - 5,500 gals. or 50,000 lbs.$500.00
INSPECTION FEES
All owners or tenants of buildings in Brunswick County, which are required to be inspected by the Brunswick County Fire Code Official are subject to the following inspection fee schedule:
Initial Fire Inspection Under 1,500 square feet $25.00
1,500-5,000 square feet $50.00
5,000 - 10,000 square feet $75.00
Over 10,000 square feet $100.00 + $5.00 / 1,000 square feet
New Construction Field re-inspection$75.00
First re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$50.00
Second re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$100.00
Third re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$150.00
Fourth re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$200.00
Fifth and subsequent re-inspections for non-compliance$250.00
Complaint Investigation with violation found and not corrected at time of visit.See Penalties and Fees Section. $50.00 to $500.00 per violation.
Civil Penalities are assessed in accordance with North Carolina G.S. 153A and G.S. 160A. [First Offense, Second Offense, Third and Subsequent Offenses].See Penalties and Fees Section. $50.00 to $500.00 per violation.

Building I

Contact

75 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
Building I

(910) 253-2021
eplans@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

News & Events

Get the latest updates and happenings on events throughout the county.

Latest News

Read More Code Administration News

Latest Events

See Event Calendar