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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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2019 Solid Waste Holiday Schedule

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Solid Waste Office – closed Monday, January 21st and will reopen on Tuesday, January 22nd.
Landfill – operating a regular schedule.
Convenient Centers – operating a regular schedule.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – operating a regular schedule.

Good Friday

Solid Waste Office – closed Friday, April 19th and will reopen on Monday, April 22nd.
Landfill – operating on a regular schedule.
Convenience Sites – operating on a regular schedule.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – operating on a regular schedule.

Memorial Day

Solid Waste Office – closed Monday, May 27th and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th.
Landfill – closed on Monday, May 27th and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th.
Convenience Sites – closed on Monday, May 27th and will reopen on Wednesday, May 29th.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – operating on a regular schedule.

Independence Day

Solid Waste Office – closed Thursday, July 4th and will reopen on Friday, July 5th.
Landfill – closed Thursday, July 4th and will reopen on Friday, July 5th.
Convenience Sites – operating on a regular schedule.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – operating on a regular schedule.

Labor Day

Solid Waste Office – closed Monday, September 2nd and will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Landfill – closed Monday, September 2nd and will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Convenience Sites –  closed Monday, September 2nd and will reopen on Wednesday, September 4th.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – operating on a regular schedule.

Veteran’s Day

Solid Waste Office – closed Monday, November 11th and will reopen on Tuesday, November 12th.
Landfill – operating on a regular schedule.
Convenience Sites – operating on a regular schedule.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – operating on a regular schedule.

Thanksgiving

Solid Waste Office – closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th and will reopen on Monday, December 2nd.
Landfill – closed Thursday, November 28th and will reopen on Friday, November 29th.
Convenience Sites – closed Friday, November 29th and will reopen on Saturday, November 30th.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – collections scheduled for Thursday, November 28th will be collected on Saturday, November 30th.

Christmas

Solid Waste Office – closed Tuesday, December 24th through Thursday, December 26th and will reopen on Friday, December 27th.
Landfill – closed Tuesday, December 24th through Thursday, December 26th  and will reopen on Friday, December 27th.
Convenience Sites – closed Wednesday, December 25th and will reopen on Friday, December 27th.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection –  collections scheduled for Wednesday, December 25th will be collected on Saturday, December 28th.

New Year’s

Solid Waste Office – closed Wednesday, January 1st and will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd.
Landfill – closed Wednesday, January 1st and will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd.
Convenience Sites – closed Wednesday, January 1st and will reopen on Friday, January 3rd.
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – operating a regular schedule.

 

To find out your regular scheduled collection day, you can contact Waste Industries at (910) 253-4177.

Note:  Occasionally, home garbage and recycling pickup service will be interrupted due to inclement weather.

When such an interruption is necessary, it will be posted here, announced on Brunswick County social media (Facebook, Twitter and Google +), and emailed to those who have signed up to receive email updates.

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Contact Waste Industries

(910) 253-4177

 

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(910) 253-2520
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8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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