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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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Title
Phone Number
Email
 
Sara Knotts
Board of Elections Director
910-253-2620
sara.knotts@brunswickcountync.gov
Sara Knotts
Jim Fish
Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc (BSRI) President/CEO
910-632-4600
jfish@bsrinc.org
Andrea White
Clerk to the Board
910-253-2017
boardclerk@brunswickcountync.gov
Andrea White
Bob Shaver
County Attorney
910-253-2400
bob.shaver@brunswickcountync.gov
Mark Blevins
County Cooperative Extension Director
910-253-2584
mark_blevins@ncsu.edu
Mark Blevins
Ann Hardy
County Manager
910-253-2016
ann.hardy@brunswickcountync.gov
Ann Hardy
Steve Stone
Deputy County Manager
910-253-2015
steve.stone@brunswickcountync.gov
Stone Stone
William (Bill) Pinnix
Director of Engineering Services
910-253-2408
william.pinnix@brunswickcountync.gov
Julie Miller
Director of Fiscal Operations
910-253-2067
julie.miller@brunswickcountync.gov
Malcolm Smith
Interim Emergency Services Director
910-253-5383
malcolm.smith@brunswickcountync.gov
Danny Thornton
Environmental Health Director
910-253-2252
danny.thornton@brunswickcountync.gov
David Stanley
Executive Director of Health & Human Services
910-253-2274
david.stanley@brunswickcountync.gov
Cris Harrelson
Health Services Director
910-253-2298
cris.harrelson@brunswickcountync.gov
Cris Harrelson
Melanie Turrise
Human Resources Director
melanie.turrise@brunswickcountync.gov
Melanie Turrise
Maurice (Reecie) Tate
Library Director
910-278-4283
maurice.tate@brunswickcountync.gov
Steve Randone
MIS/Computer Services Director
910-253-2638
steve.randone@brunswickcountync.gov
Stephanie Lewis
Operation Services Director
910-253-2521
stephanie.lewis@brunswickcountync.gov
Stephanie Lewis
Aaron Perkins
Parks & Recreation Director
910-253-2676
aaron.perkins@brunswickcountync.gov
Aaron Perkins
Kirstie Dixon
Director of Planning Services
910-253-2025
kirstie.dixon@brunswickcountync.gov
Kirstie Dixon
Catherine (Cathy) Lytch
Social Services Director
910-253-2113
catherine.lytch@brunswickcountync.gov
Mamie Caison
Soil & Water Conservation District Director
910-253-2832
mamie.caison@nc.nacdnet.net
Micki Bozeman
Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator
Executive Director Keep Brunswick County Beautiful
910-253-2524
micki.bozeman@brunswickcountync.gov
Jeff Niebauer
Tax Administrator
910-253-2797
jeff.niebauer@brunswickcountync.gov
John Nichols
Utilities Director
910-253-2659
john.nichols@brunswickcountync.gov
Jeff Brown
Vector Control Supervisor
(Mosquito Control)
910-253-2507
jeff.brown@brunswickcountync.gov
Anita Hartsell
Veteran Services Director
910-253-2232
anita.hartsell@brunswickcountync.gov

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