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UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

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 <>.

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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 <>

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American Legion Posts

American Legion, Nocha White Post 503
10277 Beach Drive SW
Calabash, NC 28467
Phone: 910-575-5037

Meetings: 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

American Legion, Richard H. Stuart Jr. Post 543
St. James Community Center
4136 Southport Supply Road SE
Southport, NC 28461
Meetings: 4th Wednesday at 7:00pm 

American Legion Post 454
103 SE 50th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465

Meetings: 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm

American Legion Post 68
Blossoms Restaurant, at Magnolia Greens Golf Course
1800 Tommy Jacobs Drive
Leland, NC 28451
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm

American Legion Post 213
530 W. 9th Street
Southport, NC 28461
Meetings: 3rd Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 550
Sunnyside Community Hall
221 Village Road
Shallotte, NC 28470
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm

American Veterans (AMVETS)

AMVETS, Post 906
P.O. Box 10179
Southport, NC 28461
Meetings: 1st Monday of each month at 7:00pm
Ladies Auxiliary meetings: 1st Monday at 6:00pm
All meetings are held at: Boiling Spring Lakes Fire and Rescue Building 3039 George II Hwy, Hwy 87, Boiling Spring Lakes

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV Post, Chapter 71
600 Ocean Isle Beach Rd.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Mailing address: P.O. Box 526
Shallotte, NC 28459
Meetings: 2nd Thursday @ 6:30 p.m.

Marine Corps League Association

Marine Corps League Association, Detachment 1005
P.O. Box 2472
Shallotte, NC 28470
Phone: 910-209-3604
Meetings: 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm
Held at the Shallotte Town Hall
106 Cheers Street
Shallotte, NC 28470

Sea Bee Volunteers of America

Sea Bee Volunteers of America X5 (SVA X5) Cape Fear Island of Brunswick County
Meetings: 3rd Saturday of each month, except in July, August, & December
Held: VFW Hall # 9408
1211 Village Road, Leland
Email: William Sraver: or Dennis Ruocco:

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

VFW Post # 10400
3161 George II Hwy SE
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
Phone: 910-845-2226

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

VFW Post # 7288
900 Carter Drive
Calabash, NC 28467
Phone:  910-579-3577

Meetings: 1st Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

VFW Post # 8866
573 Sabbath Home Road SW
Holden Beach, NC 28462
Phone: 910-842-5535

Meetings: 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Ladies Auxiliary Meetings: 2nd Tuesday at noon.

VFW Post # 10226
103 SE 50th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
Phone: 910-278-5300

Meetings: 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Ladies Auxiliary Meetings: 1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.




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