Drought Contingency

The State of North Carolina requires that all public and privately owned water systems submit a Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP) as part of their Local Water Supply Plan (LWSP). Recently adopted rules governing water use during droughts and water emergencies stipulate specific issues that must be included in those plans. 

The purpose of the Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP) is to address short-term water shortages, which may be caused by drought, extreme service disruptions, or facility operations.  This WSRP has been developed in accordance with the Water Shortage Response Plan Guidelines provided by the Division of Water Resources (January 2009). 

In the event that the WSRP is implemented, BBWC will notify customers via The Carteret News Times, the Town of Emerald Isle, and Carteret County emergency alert service (DeltAlert - sign up online HERE).  We will also post an alert to this website, so be sure to subscribe to receive an email and/or text message. 

To view our current Water Shortage Response Plan, click the PDF file below. 

To view our Local Water Supply Plan online, please click HERE.