- Posted: September 20, 2018
- Category: Jones County
Jones County Updates 9-20
Today 12:00 noon the Salvation Army will be at WILLIAM FROST PARK IN MAYSVILLE with 150 Free Hot Lunches..
DONATIONS: Access into Jones County is still limited. With that we are still arranging for a centralized donation acceptance center. Our goal is to use the Jones County Civic Center. We have access to a loading dock and forklift on site. Its our understanding there are several 18 wheeler trucks full of supplies ready to be deployed into Jones County. From there we will work to distribute the items into the communities. We will coordinate with local agencies, fire departments and churches.
We just want to say thank you to all those that have poured out there thoughts and prayers for Jones County over the past week. Again, call into 252-397-0007 to speak to someone about our donation process. Here is a list of items that our citizens are in need of:
Donations for Hurricane Florence
September 20, 2018
Non Perishable food items
Diapers (adult & baby)
Feminine Hygiene Products
Personal hygiene items (tooth paste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
Cleaning Supplies (bleach, mops, buckets)
Purina Dog Food & Purina Puppy Chow
Disposable plates, napkins, utensils
VISA gift cards
Hand sanitizer & wipes
Towels & wash cloths
Clothes, cold/frozen food, prepared food
Debris removal services will begin soon, start separating your debris and place it curbside; without blocking the roadway. Please remember normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with disaster debris. Stay tuned for more instructions.
JONES COUNTY REGIONAL WATER SYSTEM
On the evening of 9-19-2018, a second major water main leak under Reedy Branch Creek located on Hwy 41 west, was verified and isolated out of the system.
Unfortunately, this isolation will extend the temporary outage for an additional day to approximately 40-50 customers located along Hwy 41west, from Huffman Town Rd. to Shivar Lane including all secondary roads in between.
A permanent repair has been scheduled for 9-20-2018. Also as it currently stands, an estimated 90% of our water customers were at or near normal operating pressures.
Until all repairs have been completed and system pressure throughout the entire County have been fully restored, the boil water advisory will remain in place for ALL water customers.
A boil water advisory “does not” mean your drinking water is unsafe to drink etc… However our regalatory agency which is the Public Water Supply in Washington, NC mandates that all public water systems enact this advisory as a precautionary measure.
Once water pressure has been deemed as normal and water samples have been analyzed and shown to be free of any bacteria, only at that point will the advisory will be lifted.
The goal of the advisory is to keep our customers safe while the system recovers back to normal. We anticipate that sample collection may begin as early as this Friday 9-21-2018.
Our customers will be notified via news stations, radio, and social media when the advisory is to be officially lifted.
Our first priority is the safety of your drinking water, so we ask for your continued patience and understanding while we get things back up and running safely and efficiently.
Additional updates will be provided on this page as they develop.
Mike Houston, UMC
Jones County Regional Water System Supervisor