Water main repaired, Brunswick complex and courthouse to reopen Thursday

Brunswick County Government Complex closes early from water main break. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY)

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Government Complex and the County Courthouse in Bolivia will reopen as normal Thursday. This comes after a water main break prompted the complex to close early Wednesday.

All District and Superior Court sessions at the Courthouse will also resume on normal schedules Thursday.

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The water line was damaged after it was inadvertently hit by a subcontractor during a boring project to relocate utilities in anticipation of an upcoming and unrelated Department of Transportation project to replace a drainage box culvert damaged during Hurricane Florence.

The water line break caused low water pressure and water disruptions at the complex and in some surrounding areas in Bolivia, resulting in a recommended closure of complex facilities.

Public Utilities repair the main around 2 p.m.

The water consumers of Brunswick County Public Utilities on Old Ocean Highway (Government Center Drive to Old Johnson Road), Old Johnson Road, Randolphville Road (Old Ocean Highway to Galloway Road), Mary Frances Court, Minnie’s Dream Lane, Zim’s Trail, Autumn Lane, Johnsonville Road, Evan’s Road, North Piney Grove Road, George T. Bryant Road, Bryant Hawkins Drive, Mantua Avenue, and in the Brunswick County Government Complex are experiencing periods of low water pressure and outages caused by a broken water main on Old Ocean Highway near the Government Complex. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.


Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advises that consumers in these areas boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This advisory remains in effect until further notice.

Brunswick County will work with the subcontractor to re-examine the construction zone to prevent similar issues from occurring again.

Customers with utility (water/sewer) emergencies after-hours can call the following numbers for assistance:

  • (910) 755-7921
  • (910) 371-3490
  • (910) 454-0512

Questions about district and superior court sessions affected by the courthouse closure should contact the Brunswick County Courthouse at (910) 253-3900.