CMD Water IS Safe To Drink

On Friday afternoon, July 14th, Charlotte Water contacted Chester Metropolitan District and many downstream water utilities to report that a 21-inch sewer line had separated and approximately 200,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Kings Branch.

Kings Branch is a tributary to Big Sugar Creek, which flows into the Catawba River downstream of the Lake Wylie dam. With the distance that the sewage has to flow, and the amount of the base flow in the Catawba River, natural mixing of the waters will dilute a majority of bacteria contained in the river.

Chester Metropolitan District has been monitoring the raw water quality in the Catawba River and has reported no change in normal water quality at its water filtration plant in Fort Lawn. Reports from the filtration plant indicate no change in pH or bacterial levels, and no indication that the spill is presenting a health risk to our customers. The drinking water being produced meets or exceeds USEPA Primary Drinking Water Standards.

Chester Metropolitan District will continue to closely monitor the water quality in the river and report any problems to our customers. Updates on the sewer spill will be available here on our website. Please check back for more information, or call our office at (803) 385-5123.

CWR Notice of Board Meeting – 07/17/2017

 

NOTICE OF REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

July 17, 2017 — 6:00 PM

3261 Lancaster Hwy
Richburg, SC 29729

                                       

  • Call Meeting to Order
    • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approval of Last Meeting Minutes
  • Old Business
    1. Lando/Manetta                               -Mr. Patrick Timms
    2. Rocky Creek                                  -Mr. Patrick Timms
    3. Sandy River                                   -Mr. Tony Young
    4. Pretreatment                                 -Ms. Devon Beaty
    5. Project Updates                             -Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King

 

  • New Business
    1. Lower Catawba River Basin Update  -Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
    2. FOIA Resolution                             -Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
    3. Public Comment
  • Reports
    1. Mass Balance                                 – Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
    2. Maintenance Work Report               – Mr. David Garris
    3. Customer Billing                            – Mr. Joel Manning
    4. Financial Statement                       – Mr. Joel Manning
  • Adjourn
  • Executive Session
    1. Contractual Matters

CMD Notice of Meeting – 07/12/2017

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00 PM

CMD Conference Room
155 Wylie Street
Chester, South Carolina

Please note: This agenda is subject to change 24 hours before the scheduled meeting date and time.

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
  2. Engineer’s Report
  3. DMAG Report
  4. Reminder Notices

V. New Business

  1. Director’s Update

VI. Reports

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

VIII.

Adjourn

CMD to Halt Reminder Notices

In an effort to streamline our billing system and cut wasteful spending, the Chester Metropolitan District has made the decision to discontinue payment Reminder Notices. We understand that this is a convenience to our customers, and one that many rely on to ensure their bills are paid. Because our customers have come to rely on this service, the decision was not made lightly.

The dependence on reminder notices has increased greatly in the last several years. CMD regularly sends out up to 2,500 reminder notices per month – that means nearly forty percent of CMD’s customers regularly receive both a bill and a reminder notice.  By eliminating reminder notices, our staff is able to cut supply and postage usage by nearly $1,000 per month. Removing this step also allows us to streamline our billing procedures and provide more efficient service to our customers, as our billing clerks are able to focus on other, more important aspects of their daily duties.

The elimination of reminder notices will not affect due dates and payment procedures. Customers will still have the same amount of time to pay their bills, which may be done in our office, by mail, through the night depository, online at www.cmdcsd.com, or by automatic bank draft.

Any customer concerned about missing their due date because of this change is encouraged to sign up for automatic drafts. This ensures payments are received on time without the hassle of coming to the office to make a payment in person.

Customers can expect to stop receiving reminder notices after September 1, 2017. We at CMD are committed to our customers. Please call our office at (803) 385-5123 with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

CMD Notice of SPECIAL CALL Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Special Call Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
3:00 PM

CMD Conference Room
155 Wylie Street
Chester, South Carolina

Please note: This agenda is subject to change 24 hours before the scheduled meeting date and time.

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Budget

 

III.

Adjourn

CWR Board Meeting Notice

 

Proposed Agenda

June 28, 2017

2:30pm

3261 Lancaster Hwy

Richburg, SC 29729

 

Call Meeting to Order

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

New Business

  • Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) Resolution  -Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
  • Budget                                                     -Mr. Joel Manning
  • Audit                                                        -Mr. Joel Manning
  • SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA)    -Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King

 Old Business

  • Lando/Manetta                              -Mr. Patrick Timms
  • Rocky Creek                                  -Mr. Patrick Timms
  • Sandy River                                   -Mr. Tony Young
  • Pretreatment                                 -Ms. Devon Beaty
  • Project Updates                             -Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King

 Reports

  • Mass Balance                                -Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
  • Maintenance Work Report             -Mr. David Garris
  • Customer Billing                           -Mr. Joel Manning
  • Financial Statement                     -Mr. Joel Manning

 Adjourn

 

CMD’s 2016 CCR is Now Available!

Due to Environmental Protection Agency Regulations, the Spring 2017 Water and Wastewater News by CMD/CWR 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 3, 2017 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.

CMD Notice of Meeting – 06/14/17

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
6:00 PM

Front Porch Restaurant
3072 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

Please note: This agenda is subject to change 24 hours before the scheduled meeting date and time.

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. Budget

 

IV. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
  2. Engineer’s Report
  3. DMAG Report
  4. Reminder Notices

V. New Business

  1. Director’s Update
  2. Non-Payment Fee/Reconnect Fee

VI. Reports

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

VIII.

Adjourn

CMD Notice of Public Hearing

The Chester Metropolitan District will hold a public hearing in the Chester County Library’s Jean M. White Room, located at 100 Center Street at 2:00 P.M. on June 26, 2017 for the purpose of public input concerning the proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

 

Listed below are the current and proposed rates and fees:

.                                                                        Current                       Proposed

Up to 2,000 Gallons Minimum Charge)            $     19.79                    $     21.18
Next 8,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal.)                $       7.55                    $       8.08
Next 90,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal.)              $       4.81                    $        5.15
All Over 100,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal.)       $       4.43                    $       4.74
Residual Management Fee  /4,200 Gallons      $       3.46                    $       3.71
DHEC Fee                                                              $         .71                    $         .76
Tap Fee                                                                 $1,300.00                    $1,391.00
*Reconnect Fee                                                       $     42.00                    $     45.00
After-Hours Fee                                                     $     61.00                    $     65.00
Pulled Meter Fee                                                   $     61.00                    $     65.00
Hydrant Meter Permit Fee                                     $     38.00                    $     41.00
Late Fee                                                               $       3.00                    $       3.00

(Hydrant Water billed at Regular Water Rates)

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FEE
(monthly charge based on meter size)

 

.                                                                  Current           Proposed

Less than 2”                             $ 1.81              $1.94

2”                                            $ 3.61              $3.87

3”                                            $ 4.73              $5.07

4”                                            $ 7.22              $7.73

6”                                            $ 10.82            $11.58

8”                                            $ 14.43            $15.44

10”                                          $ 18.03            $19.30

Minimum Charge for Each Meter Size:

 

                              Current                     Proposed

3/4″                       $ 19.79                        $ 21.18
1″                         $ 34.89                        $ 37.34
1½”                       $ 72.64                        $ 77.74
2″                          $ 137.91                      $ 147.62
3″                          $ 320.69                      $ 343.32
4″                          $ 579.54                      $ 620.42
6″                          $ 1,288.64                   $ 1,378.82
8″                          $ 2,417.99                   $ 2,587.52
10″                        $ 3,835.59                   $ 4,104.32

 

METERED FIRE LINE FEE
(monthly charge based on fire line size)

 

                                    Current           Proposed

10”/2”                          $ 190.60          $ 203.95

8”/2”                            $ 180.51          $ 193.15

6”/2”                            $ 152.74          $ 163.44

4”/2”                            $ 126.23          $135.07

 

 

                                                                       

.                                     FY 2016-2017             FY 2017-2018          Percent Change

Revenue                          $6,249,000                  $6,437,536                  +3.01%

Expenditures                    $6,249,000                  $6,437,536                  +3.01%

 

The Chester Metropolitan District does not receive revenue through taxation.

 

CMD Finance Committee Meeting – 06/08/2017

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 8, 2017
10:00 AM

CMD Office
155 Wylie Street
Chester, South Carolina

Please note: This agenda is subject to change 24 hours before the scheduled meeting date and time.

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Executive Session — To Discuss the Draft 2017/2018 Budget for Chester Metropolitan District

 

III. Adjourn

 

 

No action will be taken during this meeting. It is a committee meeting for the purpose of discussion only.

 

 

No action will be taken during Executive Session; however, the Commission reserves the right to take action on any items discussed therein once the Executive Session is closed.

 

 

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