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/>.

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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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(Expired) Request for Proposals (RFP): Carolina Shores Main Pump Station Repair

07.15.2019

Addendum No. 1: Pre-Bid Minutes

Brunswick County is requesting proposals for the repair of our Carolina Shores Main Pump Station located at 1 County Way, Carolina Shores, NC 28467. A more detailed scope of work is provided below.

Proposals are to be submitted by 4:00 p.m. August 15, 2019.

Pre-bid meeting for interested bidders will be held on site at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

The site may be visited by appointment, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Those interested should submit proposals to:

E-mail

    • :

paul.biagiotti@brunswickcountync.gov

Post Office Delivery
Paul Biagiotti
Brunswick County Public Utilities
P. O. Box 249
Bolivia, NC 28422

Alternate Shipping Service or Hand Delivery
Paul Biagiotti
Utilities Operations Center
250 Grey Water Road NE
Supply, NC 28462

 

Brunswick County reserves the right to request financial information for any bidder, in order to support the viability of the bidder.

Brunswick County will not be responsible for the failure of any mail or delivery service to deliver a proposal prior to the stated date and time. Regardless of the manner of submission, any proposal received after the stated date and time will not be considered. Incomplete proposals or proposals inconsistent with the required format may be disqualified for consideration. Brunswick County will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the bidder in submitting a proposal or for any other activities associated with this procurement. Further, Brunswick County reserves the right to cancel the work described herein prior to issuance and acceptance of any contractual agreement even if the Board of Commissioners has formally accepted the recommendation.

In addition to the terms and conditions contained in this Request for Proposal, by submitting a proposal, bidder, if selected, agrees to enter into and be bound by the provisions of a Construction or Repair Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 2 and incorporated herein by reference. To the extent that any of the terms of this Request for Proposal and the terms of the Construction or Repair Agreement conflict, the
terms of the Construction or Repair Agreement shall prevail. No work shall commence until an agreement has been fully executed by the parties. Unless otherwise approved by Brunswick County, the bidder must begin performing services within thirty (30) days after an agreement is signed.

Brunswick County reserves the exclusive right to reject any or all proposals without prejudice or explanation, to waive any informalities or technical defects in proposals, and to accept any proposal deemed most favorable to Brunswick County. Brunswick County reserves the right to amend the specifications and/or Scope of Work and request new proposals at any time prior to the award of a contract. All decisions of Brunswick County shall be final and binding. All contractors submitting a proposal will receive notification once the contract has been awarded.

A more detailed description of the work to be performed is contained in the attached Scope of Work. Exhibit A (attached) shall be filled out by the Contractor for the enclosed Scope of Work. The County may negotiate and refine a final Scope of Work with the selected Contractor.

The project has been advertised at the following locations:

• Posted on the County Web Site: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/info/bid/
• Interactive Purchasing System Web Site (IPS)
• Historically Underutilized Businesses Web Site (HUB)

If you have any questions, please call us at (910) 253-2627.

Paul Biagiotti
Construction Manager

Scope of Work and Supporting Documents