CW-DMAG Declares Stage 1 Drought

News Release

July 20, 2015

Catawba-Wateree
Drought Management Advisory Group

Continued Hot Weather and Low Rainfall Puts Catawba-Wateree Basin in Stage 1 of Drought Protocol

Community Reminded to Conserve

The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) today announced continued dry weather conditions and above-average temperatures have placed the Catawba-Wateree River Basin in Stage 1 of the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP).

Stage 1 is the second of five drought stages outlined in the LIP and recommends voluntary water conservation by water users across the Basin, in addition to operational adjustments by Duke Energy. The LIP is the drought management plan major water users in the region employ to share responsibility and set priorities to conserve the limited water supply during drought conditions.

“While some areas of the Basin have received scattered rainfall, the lack of widespread precipitation the past several weeks and high temperatures have resulted in increased drought conditions,” said Ed Bruce, P.E., Duke Energy, CW-DMAG coordinator. “We are asking the community to conserve water and energy as we enter the height of the summer season and the typically drier fall period.”

Continued below normal rainfall and very hot temperatures have pushed two of the three LIP drought indicators (triggers) into Stage 1. Water storage in the 11-reservoir Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project continues to decline and streamflows feeding the reservoirs are well below normal. In addition, the U.S. Drought Monitor trigger indicates most of the Basin is experiencing drought conditions.

Earlier this month, the Catawba-Wateree River Basin entered Stage 0 of the LIP which is a drought watch stage and prompted the CW-DMAG to closely monitor conditions. After observing declining trends in the triggers, the group decided to proactively declare Stage 1 conditions.

“We wanted to be proactive in making the community aware of increased drought conditions and ask customers to be mindful of water use,” explained Barry McKinnon, Mooresville Public Utilities Director. “The sooner we start conserving, the better for our region as we work together to preserve our shared water resources.”

The CW-DMAG will continue monitoring the drought conditions and work collectively to protect the water supply and other uses of the Catawba-Wateree River.

The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) was established in 2006 to monitor drought status and to recommend coordinated actions for the CW-DMAG members. CW-DMAG members include the area’s public water suppliers and several large industries withdrawing water from the Catawba-Wateree River and lake system, North Carolina, South Carolina and federal resource agencies and Duke Energy. The CW-DMAG and the LIP are outcomes of Duke Energy’s relicensing process for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. The LIP will become part of Duke Energy’s New License which is expected to be issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) later this year. The CW-DMAG meets at least monthly when conditions reach Stage 0 or greater of the LIP. For more information about the CW-DMAG and the LIP, visit www.duke-energy.com/lakes/cwdmag.asp.

For more information on the Chester Metropolitan District’s Drought Management Policy, conservation efforts, and current water use restrictions, please CLICK HERE. If you have any questions not answered on our site, please call our office at (803) 385-5123.

CSD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
6:00 PM

Chester Sewer District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II.Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

III. Raftelis Presentation

V. Old Business

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

VI. New Business

 

  1. Substance Abuse Policy

VII. Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Customer Billing
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Financial Statement
  5. Residuals Management Fee Statement

VIII. Adjourn

Notice of Job Vacancy: Cashier / Temporary WDS Laborer

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The Chester Metropolitan District is currently seeking qualified candidates for two recently vacant positions as follows:

VACANCY NOTICE: CASHIER

Vacancy: Cashier
Hours of Work: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
Closing Date: Friday, July 24, 2015
Hiring Salary Range: $11.42/hour ($23,755) to $15.22 ($31,673)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL DESCRIPTION AND APPLY ONLINE!

 


 

VACANCY NOTICE: TEMPORARY WDS LABORER

Vacancy: Laborer (TEMPORARY POSITION)
Hours of Work: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Closing Date: Until Filled
Pay Rate: $10.00/hour

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL DESCRIPTION AND APPLY ONLINE!

CMD Notice of Meeting — RESCHEDULED

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NOTICE OF MEETING

RESCHEDULED due to lack of a quorum.

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6:00 PM

Chester Metropolitan District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

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

VI. New Business

 

  1. Substance Abuse Policy

VII. Reports

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

VIII. Adjourn

CMD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
6:00 PM

Chester Metropolitan District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

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

VI. New Business

 

 

  1. Substance Abuse Policy

 

VII. Reports

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

VIII. Adjourn

2014 Consumer Confidence Report

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Due to Environmental Protection Agency Regulations, the Spring 2015 Water and Wastewater News by CMD/CSD contains a report on the quality of water that you receive from Chester Metropolitan District. This report will be delivered to you on an annual basis and will consist of the most recent test results available.

The EPA and SC DHEC have established strict standards for all drinking water, designed to protect consumers from bacteria and water-borne illnesses. We at Chester Metropolitan are pleased to report that our drinking water is safe for consumption and meets all federal and state requirements.

Free copies of the newsletter will be available beginning July 1, 2015 at the following locations:

  • CMD Office
  • Chester City Hall
  • Chester County Library (Main Branch)
  • Great Falls Town Hall
  • Chester County Library (Great Falls Branch)
  • Fort Lawn Town Hall
  • Richburg Town Hall
  • Chester County Library (Richburg Branch)

You may also download a PDF copy of our newsletter by CLICKING HERE.

Notice of Job Vacancy: Executive Director

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Chester Metropolitan District/Chester Sewer District

 

The Chester Metropolitan District and Chester Sewer Districts are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. Applicants should submit cover letter and resume, along with salary expectations via email to our Human Resources Department.

Opening Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

Closing Date: Friday, July 24, 2015

General Statement of Job Duties

Under policy direction, plans, organizes, administers and directs the activities and programs of the Chester Metropolitan Water and Sewer Districts, ensuring sound management of the Districts’ finances, personnel and other resources and its compliance with the policies, procedures, rules and regulations as established by the Board of Commissioners. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Chester Metropolitan District and Chester Sewer District Boards of Commissioners.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field supplemented by a minimum of ten years of municipal utility management experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Chester Metropolitan District and Chester Sewer District offer a competitive benefits package to include vacation/sick leave, holiday pay, State of South Carolina Insurance (health, prescription drug, dental, vision, life) and South Carolina Retirement System benefits.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME THROUGH OUR ONLINE PORTAL.

Or, you may email your resume to Brad Caulder, HR Manager at bcaulder@cmdcsd.com.

 

Chester Metropolitan District and Chester Sewer District
are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
6:00 PM

Chester Sewer District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

Please note: The Regular CSD Commission Meeting scheduled for June 16, 2015 has been CANCELLED. This meeting is intended to conduct the business scheduled originally scheduled for 06/16/15.

PROPOSED AGENDA

I.    Call Meeting to Order

 

II.   Reimbursement Resolution

 

III. BAN Resolution – Authorizing the Not Exceeding $5,000,000 Revenue Bond Anticipation Note, Series 2015 of the Chester Sewer District

IV.  Budget

 

V.   Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta
  2. Rocky Creek
  3. Sandy River
  4. Pretreatment
  5. GiTi Project
  6. Strategic Plan

VI.   New Business

 

VII.  Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Customer Billing
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Financial Statement
  5. Residuals Management Fee Statement

VIII.  Adjourn

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