The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission is urging residents to stop using water and avoid driving when possible.
“Many, many” reports of sewer overflows have come in from all around the county, and residents are asked to use as little water as possible, said Jay Sellers, JWSC director of administration. The reports are “just coming so fast through Facebook and 911,” that crews cannot keep up, he added. He called the overflow reports “an epidemic,” and said they are widespread.
Crews are working nonstop to mitigate the issues, said Sellers. They are attempting to clean sewer overflows, but can do little until electricity is restored.
Out of 167 sewer pump stations, 45 percent are in operation.
Sellers also asked that residents stay off the road because the safety of water and sewer work crews is becoming an issue.
Automatic car washes are adding to the problem, he said.
A map of pump station outages can be found by clicking the banner at the top of the JWSC’s website, bgjwsc.org.
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