Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 6, 2020)

04.06.2020

Click Here for the Latest Coronavirus Update >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

Read >> Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Order No. 121

 

Key Points

  • As of April 6, there are 26 positive cases of COVID-19, 124 pending test results and 626 confirmed negative test results, totaling 776 tests administered so far. Of the 26 positive cases, 13 have recovered; one is a death associated to COVID-19.
  • The location of COVID-19 cases in Brunswick County is a frequently asked question. Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation in their homes located within the majority of zip codes throughout the county. Brunswick County citizens should assume that community transmission of COVID-19 is present in their neighborhoods and take the appropriate precautions.
  • See a full list of food resources and programs available to those who need assistance in the full update (contact and/or applications/qualifications might be necessary).
  • If you recently traveled to Brunswick County from another country, another state, or even another county in North Carolina, you need to take responsible, proactive measures to quarantine yourself and any fellow travelers now. Stay at home unless you are visiting an essential service or operation (like visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, medical office, or work), exercising outdoors or helping a family member.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary.

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

 

Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

Update: System Pressure Advisories Rescinded

01.15.2020

System Pressure Advisories Rescinded

Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected on January 15th, 2020, on Old Ocean Highway (Government Center Dr. to Old Johnson Rd.), Old Johnson Rd. Randolphville Rd. (Old Ocean Highway to Galloway Rd.), Mary Frances Ct., Minnie’s Dream Ln., Zim’s Trail, Autumn Ln., Johnsonville Rd., Evan’s Rd., North Piney Grove Rd., George T. Bryant Rd., Bryant Hawkins Dr., Mantua Ave., and in the Brunswick County Government Complex, Brunswick County Public Utilities water users in this area are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water or use bottled water for human consumption.  The system has resumed normal operations.

This notice is issued and effective on January 16, 2020.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this period. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

John Nichols

Brunswick County Public Utilities

910-253-2657

Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected on January 15th, 2020, on Green Lewis Rd. (Business 17 to Jones St.), Knox St., Business 17 (Green Lewis Rd. to Cox St.), Cox St., and Mercer St.,  Brunswick County Public Utilities water users in this area are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water or use bottled water for human consumption.  The system has resumed normal operations.

This notice is issued and effective on January 16, 2020.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this period. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

John Nichols

Brunswick County Public Utilities

910-253-2657

-30-

Brunswick County Government Complex, County Courthouse reopen Thursday, Jan. 16 on normal schedules; low pressure advisory issued for affected areas

MEDIA RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Government Complex and the County Courthouse in Bolivia will reopen on their regular schedules Thursday, Jan. 16. All District and Superior Court sessions at the Courthouse will also resume on normal schedules Thursday.

The water consumers of Brunswick County Public Utilities on Old Ocean Highway (Government Center Drive to Old Johnson Road), Old Johnson Road, Randolphville Road (Old Ocean Highway to Galloway Road), Mary Frances Court, Minnie’s Dream Lane, Zim’s Trail, Autumn Lane, Johnsonville Road, Evan’s Road, North Piney Grove Road, George T. Bryant Road, Bryant Hawkins Drive, Mantua Avenue, and in the Brunswick County Government Complex are experiencing periods of low water pressure and outages caused by a broken water main on Old Ocean Highway near the Government Complex. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advises that consumers in these areas boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued. This advisory issued on January 15, 2020.

The offices at the government complex and the courthouse closed early Wednesday, Jan. 15 due to a water main break in front of the complex. The water line was damaged after it was inadvertently hit by a subcontractor during a boring project to relocate utilities in anticipation of an upcoming and unrelated Department of Transportation project to replace a drainage box culvert damaged during Hurricane Florence.

The water line break caused low water pressure and water disruptions at the complex and in some surrounding areas in Bolivia, resulting in a recommended closure of complex facilities. Public Utilities was able to isolate the break and repairs were completed to the 30-inch water main line around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Brunswick County will work with the subcontractor to re-examine the construction zone to prevent similar issues from occurring again.

Customers with utility (water/sewer) emergencies after-hours can call the following numbers for assistance:

  • 910.755.7921
  • 910.371.3490
  • 910.454.0512

Questions about district and superior court sessions affected by the courthouse closure should contact the Brunswick County Courthouse at 910.253.3900.

-30-

For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

GOVERNMENT COMPLEX CLOSING AT 11:30 AM TODAY

The Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia is closing at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) due to a water main break. Other county offices and libraries not at the complex will remain open.

The Courthouse, including all District and Superior Court sessions, is also closing at 11:30 a.m. due to the water main break.