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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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Full time employees are eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment. Coverage for spouse and child(ren) is also available.

Brunswick County’s medical plan is administered by BCBSNC. Register online to view your medical and presciption plan information with BCBSNC at http://www.BCBSNC.com.

Under separation of service, coverage may continue by paying the full premium under the COBRA Option.

 
Medical Plan Monthly Contributions

 Medical with No Spousal SurchargeMedical with Spousal Surcharge *
Employee$0.00N/A
Employee + Spouse$407.00$607.00
Employee + Child(ren)$227.00N/A
Employee + Spouse + Child(ren)$634.00$834.00

* Spousal Surcharge applied if spouse is employed and has coverage available through their employer and chooses to be covered under the Brunswick County Group Plan.

 
Group Health Insurance – Plan Highlights

The benefit plan year runs from July 1 through June 30. Deductibles and Coinsurance will begin to accrue the latter of July 1 or your effective date and will not reset until July 1 of the following year.

In order to receive In-Network benefits, all services must be provided by a BlueCross BlueShield Participating Provider. This applies to each individual service unless otherwise noted. Benefits are subject to all terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions outlined in the Summary Plan Description.

ServiceYour Cost In-NetworkYour Cost Out-Of-Network
Deductible
- Individual
- Family
$750
$2,250
$1,500
$4,500
Out of Pocket Maximum (includes deductible, coinsurance and co-payments)
- Individual
- Family

$2,000
$6,000

$4,000
$12,000
Coinsurance20%40%
Office Visit$30 copaymentDeductible, then 40%
Specialist Office Visit$50 copaymentDeductible, then 40%
Urgent Care$40 copayment$40 copayment
Emergency Room (waived if admitted)$200 copayment$200 copayment
Preventive Care 100% coveredNot covered
Diagnostic Tests (X-rays, blood work)Deductible, then 20%Deductible, then 40%
Inpatient HospitalizationDeductible, then 20%Deductible, then 40%
Outpatient Facility and Service ChargesDeductible, then 20%Deductible, then 40%
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
- Inpatient

- Outpatient

Deductible, then 20%
$50 copayment

Deductible, then 40%

Deductible, then 40%
Routine Eye Exam100%Not Available
RX Retail$10/$45/$60/25%Copay plus charge over in-network allowed amount
RX Mail Order (90-day supply)$25/$112.50/$150N/A

The plan document or carrier’s master policy is the controlling document, and this Benefit Highlight does not include all of the terms, coverage, exclusions, limitations and conditions of the actual plan language.

 
Dental Plan Monthly Contributions

 Dental Premium
Employee$0.00
Employee + Spouse$23.85
Employee + Child(ren)$0.00
Employee + Spouse + Child(ren)$23.85

 
Dental Insurance – Plan Highlights – offered through Delta Dental

Program Deductible and MaximumsMember Pays
Annual Deductible
$50 per person/$150 per family
Benefit Category *Plan Pays **
Diagnostic/Preventive Services100%, no deductible
Basic Services80%
Major Services50%
Annual Maximum$1,000

*Subject to limitations for Schedule of Benefits.

**If you receive dental services from providers who have contracts with Delta Dental, you only pay the coinsurance amount and any applicable deductible. If you do not see a provider who contracts with Delta Dental, in addition to the coinsurance and any deductible, you may be responsible for the difference between the provider’s actual charge and the allowed amount.

 

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DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING
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(910) 253-2000
humanresources@brunswickcountync.gov
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