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FEBRUARY ISSUE

H2GO is embarking on construction for the much anticipated Aquifer-Sourced Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant. Our plant will serve over 40,000 people in the Northern Brunswick County community, providing them with clean, contaminant free water with no Water Rate increase.
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Protect Your Home's Pipes from Freezing Temperatures

Insulate Pipes: Insulate hot and cold water pipes in the crawlspace below your household as well as in the basement, attic, and exterior walls (if accessible) with SnapOn foam insulation. Ensure foam insulation fits tightly devoid of openings.

Heat Pipes: Consider covering pipes with UL approved heat tape that has a built-in thermostat to avoid overheating.

Drip Faucets: Drip both hot and cold water at faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. This not only keeps water flowing through the pipes, but releases built-up water pressure in the pipes if they should freeze.

Laundry Room: If there isn’t a faucet in the laundry room to drip, set your washing machine on warm, and start the fill cycle occasionally for a few minutes to course water through the pipes. Icemaker: Set your icemaker to make ice (if the icemaker water line runs under house).

Cabinets: Open cabinet doors below sinks in the kitchen and bath if the cabinets are found on exterior walls, to let inside heat to pipes.
Garage: Keep garage door closed during extreme cold weather.

Foundation: For houses that have a crawlspace, make sure the foundation is completely enclosed, and fill any gaps in foundation walls with caulking or expanding foam. Close or cover the foundation vents under house.

Garden Hose: Disconnect and drain garden hoses.

Exterior Faucets: Either cover faucets with insulated foam covers, cut off water to exterior faucets and open faucets to drain pipes, or install exterior faucets that cut water supply off inside foundation walls.


Sprinkler System: Turn off your sprinkler system, and drain all of the water out.
After the cold weather is gone and you experience a lack of running water, you may have frozen of busted pipes. In this situation, you will need to call a plumber to check this for you.

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Irrigation System Maintenance

Maintaining your irrigation system is one of the most effective ways to reduce wasted water, pollution from run-off and overirrigation, and improve plant health by applying the correct amount of water where it can be utilized by the landscape. A check of your irrigation system should be performed at the beginning of every watering season. This ensures correct performance of your system.

Basic maintenance of an irrigation system include:
  1. Inspect the controller and make sure it is properly plugged in and functioning;
  2. Update the time and date;
  3. Check the connection of all wires, making sure that all sensors are properly connected;
  4. Replace the backup battery;
  5. Change the schedule to reflect your yards needs;
  6. Turn on each zone, checking for system damage.
System Damages & Problems

Leaking Valves or Pipes
Irrigation systems that are not properly winterized, struck by sharp tools, breached by tree roots, or simple wear and tear can cause leaks in your irrigation system. While some leaks may be large, smaller leaks may be present. Keep an ye out for soggy ground around your system.

Broken or Missing Heads
Damaged or missing heads should be replaced immediately. You should also consider installing heads on a swing pipe that will allow the head to float in the soil, reducing potential damage from heavy objects.

Clogged Nozzles
When debris enters an irrigation system, it can clog the nozzles and cause incorrect spray patterns. Flushing the system at the beginning of the season can help clean out debris.

Seal Leaks
Wiper seal decay can result in leaks around the spray heads.

Sunken Heads
Settling occurs frequently with irrigation systems, causing the heads of the system to sink further into the ground. Utilizing taller sprinkler bodies or risers will lift the heads from their sunken positions.

Efficiency Problems

Misaligned Heads
When heads come misaligned, it can result in overwatering of parts of the lawn and brown spots in other parts. Alignment should be set to manufacturer’s instructions.

Overspray and Run-Off
Overspray results in poor distribution uniformity, overwatering, and runoff on hardscapes around the landscape. Adjusting system pressure, adjusting nozzles, or installing proper nozzles will help prevent this.

High Pressure Problems
High pressure causes problems such as: misting, rapid rotation of impact rotors, and potential damage to the system. Installing or adjusting pressure regulators can help to prevent this.

Low Pressure Problems
Low pressure causes problems such as: failure of heads to pop-up or rotate, poor coverage, dry spots. Reducing the number of heads on a zone can help to relieve this problem. If you have a pressure regulator, ensure it is properly working as well.

Incorrect Spray Arc
If the spray patterns on heads and zones do not match, there may be a problem with the nozzle itself. Some nozzles experience regular wear and tear and will need to be regularly changed.

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H2GO Takes Steps to Develop Reclaimed Irrigation District and Drive Water Conservation


In a further effort to encourage water conservation and help to reduce peak daily demand on the water system, H2GO also implemented a new alternate day irrigation schedule in article two. The new policy states “Even numbered property addresses shall limit irrigation to Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Odd numbered property addresses shall limit irrigation to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.” The policy change also includes the requirement of all in-ground irrigation systems to have programmable controllers and rain sensors. By following this schedule and using these tools, irrigation customers will not only conserve water, but also save money.

“We want to create an irrigation schedule that will adequately ensure our community’s yards are properly watered, but also serve to conserve water and save them money,” said Walker. “We have exceptions in place that allows irrigation for newly placed landscape with proper notification of H2GO.”

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Fats, Oils, and Grease create major problems in our community sewer systems. Save our sewers! Used cooking oil and grease should always be disposed of properly. Never pour any type of oil down a drain or toilet! Even if the oil is poured slowly into a drain followed with hot water, this will eventually cause problems with your home’s plumbing and the sewer system as a whole. Join the C.O.R.E. Any used cooking oil or grease including vegetable oil, fish oil, bacon grease, chicken fat, and pork fat can be recycled. And, all recycled cooking oil will be used to create Biofuel. Cooking oil recycling reduces sanitary sewer problems and is good for the environment.
 

Cooking Oil Collection and Recycling Sites:

  • H2GO Main Office- 516 Village Road
  • North Brunswick Shopping Center (Behind Waffle House)- 113 Village Road NE
  • Waterford Commercial Center (In front of Jersey Mike's)- 2013 Olde Regent Way

ACCEPTED:

Canola Oil
Coconut Oil
Corn Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Olive Oil
Palm Oil
Peanut Oil
Soybean Oil
Safflower Oil
Sunflower Oil
Vegetable Oil
Animal Grease
Meat Grease

NOT ACCEPTED:

Butter
Canola Oil

Gravies

Lard
Margarine
Salad Dressings
Sauces
Shortening
Motor Oil

When you join Operation Round Up, your contributions help provide food, groceries, and educational opportunities that will benefit people in need throughout our service area and Brunswick County.  As a voluntary contributor to Operation Round Up, you choose to have your monthly water/sewer bill rounded up to the next highest dollar amount.  The difference between your actual bill and the next highest dollar is the amount of your  donation.
For example:
If your monthly water/sewer bill is:  $46.55
Your bill will be round up to:  $47.00
Your Operation Round Up donation: 45 cents

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

That spirit of cooperation and dedication to raising everyone's quality of life is the inspiration behind our community improvement program - Operation Round Up.  Your monthly contribution could be as little as a penny, or as much as 99 cents - but that small amount makes a huge difference in the lives that it touches.  Now is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference with your tax deductible contribution!

 

Program Overview:

  • Each customer's monthly Round Up contribution can be as little as a penny or as much as 99 cents.  On average a customer's contribution is $6.00 per year. Your Round Up donation will be indicated on your monthly water/sewer bill.
  • All donations are tax deductible.
  • Opt out at any time.  It’s your choice.
  • All proceeds will go directly to our Community Partners.  100% of the contributions will go to assist those in need, with no administrative fees attached to this program.
  • Select Round Up PLUS and add an extra $1, $5 or $10 to the Round Up donation pass through.
  • If you would like to join Operation Round Up, please visit our website www.h2goonline.com/operation-round-up

Operation Round Up Community Partner

Brunswick Family Assistance


Brunswick Family Assistance is a transformative, forward-looking and collaborative organization that helps low income people in Brunswick County to live a high quality of life. We envision a community where all people have access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food and sufficient resources to sustain themselves. BFA shall continue to be a leader in partnering with other organizations to help solve community problems.

Mission Statement: Brunswick Family Assistance is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County, who are willing to help themselves, by providing emergency assistance and educational and skills development programs.

To learn more about Brunswick Family Assistance, you can visit their website at www.BrunswickFamily.org

 

ABOUT H2GO

Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO was originally created with the purpose of providing treated water to preserve and promote the public health of the citizens in the North Brunswick area. Today that is still our goal and we also strive to provide our customers with the best service possible.

The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer began servicing their first customers in 1987 and began with approximately 350 customers. Over the past twenty years H2GO has become a multi-award winning utility company with award winning staff serving a community of over 40,000 people.

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