The St. Simons Island water system has lost pressure in the area serving Gascoigne Condos on Sea Island Road on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 due to a broken service connection in the private water system serving a residential unit in the condo area. Water to the entire condo area must be turned off to enable a plumbing contractor to repair the break. This loss of pressure in the distribution system may cause back-pressure, back-siphonage, or a net movement of water from outside the pipe to the inside through cracks, breaks, or joints in the distribution system that are common in all water systems. Such a system failure carries with it a potential that bacterial contamination or other disease-causing organisms could enter the water distribution system. These conditions may pose an imminent and substantial health endangerment to persons served by the water system.
This precautionary boil water advisory is being published as a warning to those that live in, work in, or travel through the affected area. During the period of the loss of pressure, water will also not be available for fire suppression use. The map below indicates the limit to which this precautionary boil water advisory applies: