Notice of Chlorine Burnout

The Chester Metropolitan District will be turning off the Ammonia in the system beginning Friday, February 3, 2017 and will run straight chlorine disinfection for approximately one month. This process helps to keep the system disinfected and reduce the chances of bacteriological growth in water lines with lower flows.

CMD personnel will begin flushing lines the week of February 6, 2017.  Customers may see fire hydrants standing open – this is part of the process, and will be monitored by employees.

During this time, customers may also experience a stronger chlorine smell and/or taste in their tap water.  This is normal, and the water is still safe to drink.  If the water is allowed to stand in a glass for several minutes before drinking, the chlorine smell/taste will dissipate.

If you have questions or concerns about this project, please call the CMD Office at (803) 385-5123.

CWR Notice of Meeting – 02-21-17

NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway, Richburg

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

 

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Invocation

 

III. Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

V. Audit (Comments and/or Approval)

 

VI. Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta
  2. Rocky Creek
  3. Sandy River
  4. Pretreatment
  5. Project updates

VII. New Business

  1. Lando-Manetta Expansion (AECOM)
  2. Expand Scope of Area Study (PTK)
  3. Update Rules & Regulations
  4. Public Comment

VIII. Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Maintenance Work Report
  3. Customer Billing Report
  4. Financial Statement

IX. Executive Session – Legal Matters

 

X.

Adjourn

 

This Agenda is subject to change up to 24 hours prior to such meeting.

CMD Notice of Meeting – 02/08/17

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:00 PM

CMD Office
155 Wylie Street
Chester, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. Capital Recovery Presentation

 

III. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
  2. Depot Project
  3. Engineer’s Report
  4. DMAG Report

IV. New Business

  1. Director’s Update
  2. Holiday Policy Revision
  3. Rate Resolution

V. Reports

  1. Director’s Report
  2. Hydrant Report
  3. Financial Report

VI. Adjourn

The New Chester Sewer District!

The Chester Sewer District is now…

 Chester County Wastewater Recovery!

In an ongoing effort to provide superior service to the residents and businesses of Chester County, we at Chester County Wastewater Recovery have embarked on a mission to put forth our best possible image. In November 2016, the Chester Sewer District’s Board of Commissioners approved a plan to rebrand Chester County’s Wastewater System by upgrading our image and putting our focus back on our customers and the services we provide.

About The New CWR:

The Chester Sewer District (CSD) is a special purpose district created by Legislative Act No. 480 as amended by Act No. 1186 (and subsequent Amendments thereto) of the Acts of the State of South Carolina for 1964.  The CSD was created for the purpose of transporting, treating and disposing of wastewater originating within the CSD Service Area. In September 2016, the CSD Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to allow the CSD to operate as Chester County Wastewater Recovery (CWR).  CWR is a more accurate name detailing the actual function of the organization.  Therefore, the CSD is “doing business as” (DBA) CWR.

Wastewater treatment is an important service provided by the CWR to residents, businesses and industries in the Chester and Richburg areas.  Without this service, industrial operations in the Chester County area would be greatly hindered.  That is why CWR is a strong supporter and partner in economic development efforts in the county.

The CWR’s mission is to protect public health by providing efficient and reliable wastewater services to conserve resources, promote growth and development, and return clean water to the environment.

Meet the Team!

Front Row (L-R): Rosetta Dixon, RCWWTP/LMWWTP; Farrah Wright, Executive Assistant; Phillip A. Thompson-King, Executive Director; Devon Beaty, Pretreatment Coordinator; Clay Shannon, Manager of Information Services.

Second Row (L-R): Jerry Campbell, SRWWTP; Tony Young, SRWWTP Superintendent; Joel Manning, Financial Analyst; Billy Raines, Collections; Patrick Timms, RCWWTP/LMWWTP Superintendent.

Third Row (L-R): Michael McAbee, Collections; Cole Abell, SRWWTP; Brian “Hatch” Hatchell, Collections; Claude “Sammy” Bell, RCWWTP/LMWWTP.

Back Row: Michael Hunter, Interim Collections Superintendent.

Not Pictured: Michael Coleman, Collections; Jamie Jennings, Collections; Charles Sanders, RCWWTP/LMWWTP; Michael Ritchie, RCWWTP/LMWWTP.

Notice of Fire Hydrant Testing

 

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Chester Metropolitan District will be performing fire hydrant testing January 25, 2017 through January 31, 2017.

All testing is done by District personnel. The goal of this testing is to assure a reliable water distribution system, aid in planning future projects for our Capital Improvements Program, and provide data on how the system will perform in the event of a high flow situation, such as a fire. The fire hydrant testing includes capturing flow readings, flushing of the fire hydrant and line, and documenting any inefficiency found. During these tests, sediment may be stirred up which may result in discoloration or suspended particles in the water. Citizens who experience any unusual water clarity problems after the hydrants are flushed are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside of the house and let it run for 5 to 10 minutes. This will normally clear up the agitated water from the service line to the home. Sediment can accumulate in the lines which can cause discoloration in laundry. It is recommended to check that both the hot and cold laundry water is clear before washing. A slight decline in water quality is common immediately after fire hydrant testing has occurred. If water quality does not improve or further problems occur, contact Chester Metropolitan District by calling 803-385-5123.

CSD Notice of Meeting – 01/23/2017

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NOTICE OF MEETING

RESCHEDULED

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, January 23, 2017 6:00 PM

Chester Sewer District Office
3261 Lancaster Highway, Richburg

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

 

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Invocation

 

III. Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

V. Audit

VI. Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta
  2. Rocky Creek
  3. Sandy River
  4. Pretreatment
  5. Project updates

VII. New Business

  1. Public Comment
  2. Rebranding Rollout
  3. Update Employee Handbook and Policy
  4. Catawba River TMDL Work Group
  5. Rate Study & Capital Recovery Fee

VIII. Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Maintenance Work Report
  3. Customer Billing Report
  4. Financial Statement

IX. Executive Session – Legal Matters

 

X.

Adjourn

 

This Agenda is subject to change up to 24 hours prior to such meeting.

CMD Notice of Meeting — 01/11/2017

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:00 PM

CMD Office
155 Wylie Street
Chester, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. Bond Resolution:

 

  1. Consideration of the adoption of the Amended and Restated Master Bond Resolution
  2. Consideration of the adoption of the 2017 Series Resolution
  3. Consideration of the adoption of Water System Financial Policies

 

III. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
  2. Depot Project
  3. Engineer’s Report
  4. DMAG Report

IV. New Business

  1. Director’s Update

V. Reports

  1. Director’s Report
  2. Hydrant Report
  3. Financial Report

VI. Adjourn

CMD Notice of Meeting – December 2016

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:00 PM

CMD Office
155 Wylie Street
Chester, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
  2. Depot Project
  3. Engineer’s Report
  4. DMAG Report

IV. New Business

  1. Director’s Update
  2. Policy Amendments

V. Reports

  1. Director’s Report
  2. Hydrant Report
  3. Financial Report
  4. Residuals Management Fee Statement

VI. Executive Session

 

VII. Adjourn

 

 

 

Stage 1 Drought Declared

Stage 1 Drought Declared
Voluntary Water Conservation Recommended

 

On November 1, 2016, The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (DMAG) announced the movement of the Catawba River Basin into a Stage 1 Drought.

The CMD Board of Commissioners voted on November 9, 2016 to implement drought restrictions and move Chester County to Stage 1. Restrictions are not mandatory, and no fines will be given for outdoor water use.

In a Stage 1 Drought, CMD recommends that customers voluntarily reduce lawn and landscape irrigation to no more than two days per week. In addition, limiting watering to the early morning or late evening hours and hand-watering plants and shrubbery instead of using a sprinkler or an automatic irrigation system will also save on water.  Customers are also encouraged to reduce residential vehicle washing and washing down of driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots. Other recommended methods of conserving water include washing full loads of clothes and dishes, and repairing leaky faucets, pipes, or toilets.

The Chester Metropolitan District would like to thank its customers for their cooperation and understanding in helping us meet our water reduction goals. The daily water use demand for CMD in October is within normal ranges.  We have not experienced any supply or demand problems.

The Chester Metropolitan District will continue to review drought conditions regularly and re-evaluate our status as needed throughout the fall and winter.

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