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The System-Wide Expansion is closed. We are however, still taking names of people that would like to have rural water for a list we are compiling, that would be the first ones to be notified should there be any "extra dollars" left after the expansion bid dates. Our people who are working on easements are out and very busy trying to set up appointments to have easements signed so we can install water lines. This is a vital part to any project and we appreciate all of you who have signed already and those of you that will be signing in the near future. Without easements, the job of installing water lines becomes non-existant in some locations, so they are an integral part of the Expansion. We have given all of the proposed new consumers notification by mail, and also have done follow-up courtesy calls requiring a signed Membership Form and the fees due. There are a number of consumers who were notified that we could not serve them under the expansion and letters were sent out. Some of them had to do with the distance from a line and others were where we could not get them enough pressure. Once again, they will be running water to within the 75' mark and installing a curbstop (shut-off) at that point. It will be up to the homeowner to install from that point to their home. We will supply a meter for your use, as that is part of your Membership Fee. You may have a certified plumber install them as we are NOT plumbers here at SE H2o. We will notify you once the water is ready to be used and you will have approximately 60 - 90 days to install to your home. If you need help lining up contractors for that purpose, we have a list available at the office or is also available here on the website under Membership. As always, if you have any questions about the System Wide Expansion or anything else regarding rural water, please give us a call here at the main office and someone will be glad to help you.
Business as usual and still very busy! The Expansion is keeping everyone on their toes. There are people out knocking on doors and asking for easements for the the new Expansion project. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter as it is an integral part of getting rural water to a number of people. The project has begun so engineers, equipment and pipe will be showing up! Line installation has begun in the Walcott area of Richland County.
Please remember that we need a new meter reading each and EVERY month or the computer automatically issues an average (yearly avg.) for the month and assesses a $5 penalty for no reading. For those of you who do Direct Pay or Auto Pay by Bank and those of you who send in E-checks, we need those readings around the 15th of each month as billing is done at different times every month.
Paul, the field operator here, is busy working on a few line leaks and also helping with the other 2 areas of SE H2o. We pride ourselves in keeping the water flowing, but sometimes leaks develop and repairs must be made. Please know that we are doing our best to get them up and running as quickly as possible. We always ask for your help as you are the eyes out there on the water system. If you see water sitting or pooling in unusual spots, please notify us and we will check them out. Farmers are the best at noticing as they know the land like the back of their hand and are quite informative when it comes to sitting water. Technology is great but only goes so far!
Troy, the field operator in this area of our system is busy keeping water lines flowing and trying to keep up with consumer issues. Troy is extremely busy trying to jockey water use between consumer, farmers for spraying season and animals. Sometime we have to stop the commerical side of the use of water so that we can maintain water supply for our consumers as people are our #1 concern when water is in high demand. Please bare with us as we continue to try to keep EVERYONE with enough pressure!!
All 4 of the Field Operators just completed a very hard task involving a huge filters in the Water Treatment Plant of this division. New media was installed by hand for 2 days straight! Great job guys! We know it was back-breaking labor, but so important for keeping up the quality water our consumers have come to know and appreciate.
As in every district, please keep in mind that we strive to keep our consumers happy, so if you have a problem, please feel free to call the office so we can try to fix the problem!