Thank you for attending the 2018 Blue Ridge Rural Water Annual Membership Meeting held on March 13, 2018. Below is a link to the complete annual meeting presentation, if you were not able to attend this year’s meeting. For additional information or questions regarding the meeting, please contact Brad Powers, General Manager / C.O.O. at email@example.com.
2018 Annual Meeting Notice
Blue Ridge Rural Water Company’s (BRRWC) Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Blue Ridge High School at 2151 Fews Chapel Road. Each member of record is entitled to one vote of the corporation. This vote can be placed by the member in person at the Annual Meeting or by proxy executed in written form by the member. For your convenience a membership proxy can be downloaded by clicking the Membership Proxy link below. Please read the following information carefully regarding voting by proxy and nomination of a member for directorship.
Voting by Proxy
Please complete the proxy form and mail or deliver the proxy to the Blue Ridge Water Office at 2241 Fews Chapel Road, Greer, SC 29651 for member verification. All proxies MUST be received at the BRRWC office no earlier than February 6, 2018, but no later than March 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM. This deadline will eliminate unnecessary lines and inconvenience resulting from proxy verification. All proxies will be verified and a ballot will be attached to the proxy, which will be available at the annual meeting for voting by the appointee of the member.
Nomination for Directorship
Any member of record, in good standings and in compliance with section 3.6 of the BRRWC’s Bylaws can be eligible for election as a Director of the Board at the annual meeting. Each nomination should include the following information.
- Name, age, business address, and residence address of the member
- Principal occupation or employment of the member
- Statement that they meet the qualification for a Director
- Consent to serve as a Director
- Representation that the nominee intends to appear in person or by proxy at the annual meeting
All nomination for Directorship MUST be received at the BRRWC no later than March 6, 2018 at 4:30 PM.
Please contact the Blue Ridge Rural Water Company at 864-895-1719 if you would like more information or have any questions.
Each year, several customers call to ask us about pink stains or residues that occasionally develop in moist areas in their homes. They generally see this in toilet bowls, around sinks, tub drains, shower curtains and even in pet water bowls. The customer naturally wants to know if there is something wrong with their water.
No, a pink residue is not a problem with your water quality, and is not harmful in this situation. It is evidence of bacteria that are common in our environment. The most typical of these bacteria is one known as Serratia marcescens.
These bacteria come from any of a number of naturally-occurring sources, such as soil, mulch, dust, and surface waters, and they thrive in an environment that is moist and high in phosphates. Most people indicate the problem occurs in the summer months when temperatures and humidity are higher.
Serratia will not survive in chlorinated drinking water. However, where water stands long enough for the residual chlorine disinfectant to dissipate, such as a toilet in a guest bathroom, or on a shower curtain, the pink color may develop. Customers who remove the chlorine from their water by use of an activated carbon filter may also be more likely to experience the problem.
How Can I Get Rid of the Stains?
Once established, Serratia is difficult to eliminate entirely. However, regular and thorough cleaning, followed by disinfection with chlorine bleach, is the best means to control the organism.
- Wipe bathtubs, shower walls and curtains, and around drains in order to dry them, followed by spraying or misting with a product that contains bleach or other disinfectant.
- For toilets, clean the bowl regularly. You may wish to add ¼ cup of bleach to the toilet tank, let stand for 15-20 minutes, and then flush the bowl a couple of times to fully rinse the disinfectant. Bleach should not be left in the toilet tank for prolonged periods, however, as it will damage the rubber seals and valves inside.
- Use care with any abrasives to avoid scratching a fixture or surface, which will raise the likelihood of bacterial growth.
- Clean pet water bowls in a similar manner. Leave a bleach solution in the bowl for 15-20 minutes, followed by thorough rinsing.
Should you have any further questions, please contact Blue Ridge Rural Water Company at 864-895-1719 or 1-888-664-1719.
Blue Ridge Rural Water Company (BRRWC) has begun the implementation of an automatic meter reading system. The estimated completion time will be approximately five (5) years. This will assure accuracy in reading of meters and also of consumption, therefore being a benefit to our customers and our company in correct billings.
Please make note that Meter Tampering is a state offense and is taken very seriously due to the fact that BRRWC is owned by its customers. Because the company purchases water from Greer Commission of Public Works and Greenville Water System it is necessary to account for all usage of water.
The BRRWC offers, at no expense to you, several alternate payment options other than traditional accounts such as account prepayment and bank draft. Please refer to the Services Page for information and downloadable form.