Continue to conserve water this Independence Day Weekend in Brunswick County


Continue to conserve water this Independence Day Weekend in Brunswick County









Brunswick County Public Utilities typically sees its highest water demands of the year around Independence Day Weekend. Water customers should continue to use water wisely and avoid irrigating during certain days and times to help our system manage water demands.

Brunswick County remains under a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert. Water conservation alerts affect all customers of public water systems anywhere in Brunswick County (see below).

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. Irrigation demands represent the bulk of non-essential water use, so a primary way that customers can reduce water usage is to limit irrigation.

Avoid irrigating or using water unless it’s an essential need between the hours of 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Customers are asked to defer non-essential water use (including lawn irrigation) to after nightfall.

We recommend that customers use the following irrigation schedule to even out system demands (do not irrigate between 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.):

  1. Odd address numbers: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
  2. Even address numbers: Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
  3. No irrigation on Mondays

A unified application of voluntary water reductions by all water system users in Brunswick County can help to avoid mandatory water restrictions. See a full list of other ways you can help conserve water under a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert at

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 or

Information and any updates can be found at

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for North Carolina, Brunswick County is experiencing moderate drought conditions in addition to a moderate fire danger index rating from the North Carolina Forest Service. A burn ban is also currently in effect for the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County.

Water System Customers Affected by Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert:

  • 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, Navassa, Northwest, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, and Varnamtown
  • Customers of other utilities such as Bald Head Island, Brunswick Regional – H2GO (Belville), Holden Beach, Leland, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, and Southport are under the same restrictions since these utilities receive their water from Brunswick County Public Utilities