Boil Water Notice – In a follow-up to the island-wide water outage that occurred late Tuesday afternoon, the boil water advisory that was issued has been rescinded.
Oftentimes a utility outage will affect a smaller number of Village Utilities customers. In these cases, the Village will only send notifications to the area that is affected. The Village does this by using the CodeRed notification system which allows the Village to map the affected area and contact just those customers. In addition, all notices are posted on the Village Utilities webpage and shared on the Village’s social media. Please sign-up for CodeRed notifications if you have not already done so. You can sign up HERE.
Mask Requirement on Ferry – Late yesterday afternoon Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. reported that the mask requirements on the ferries are now consistent with the US Coast Guard and Governor’s Orders for public transportation. Masks will continue to be required if seated inside the cabin area and not required if seated outside of the cabin. The NC Utilities Commission order can be viewed HERE.
Dredging – The Village maintains the Bald Head Island marina channel entrance approximately three to four times a year. The Village’s dredging contractor started this work yesterday and will here over the next few days. This work does not affect ferry service or boat traffic in and out of the marina. In addition to dredging the channel, the area to the south of the channel entrance is dredged to prevent that material from going over the jetty into the channel. All the material that is dredged is placed on the shoreline in front of the homes on Row Boat Row. We are happy to see the dredge here before the 4th!