2017 Fire Flow Testing

NOTICE TO CMD (WATER) CUSTOMERS

The Chester Metropolitan District is scheduled to begin flow testing all fire hydrants on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 as a part of our maintenance program. Residents may experience minor discoloration to their water while flow testing is being conducted. The CMD urges its customers to check their water quality BEFORE beginning laundry or other household tasks. The flushing program is expected to continue through December 29, 2017. Please notify CMD immediately at 385-5123 if you incur any type of problem.

High Bills & Unusual Billing Dates

HIGH WATER BILLS?

The Chester Meter Replacement Project is currently underway. Crews from Ferguson Waterworks are working to replace all water meters in Chester Metropolitan District’s system with new radio-read meters. Because many of the meters being replaced are older and may be under-registering water use, customers may receive a higher bill than expected on the month immediately following the replacement.

If your bill is significantly higher than your average, please call or visit our office. Our staff will be able to provide additional information on your account.

RECEIVING WATER BILLS LATER THAN USUAL?

In addition to the meter replacement efforts in Chester, CMD has experienced challenges in delivering water bills to customers on normal schedules. These challenges are a result of mandatory software upgrades to our billing system. Bills are currently leaving the CMD office approximately ten (10) days later than usual. The number of days to pay your bill has not changed. CMD expects to replace its billing system with a newer, more reliable system over the next ten to twelve months to improve billing schedules and customer service.

We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage any customer concerned with missing a payment to sign up for automatic draft.

As always, please contact our office with any questions or concerns.

CMD Notice of Meeting – 09-13-17

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, September 13, 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. Depot Report
  3. Engineer’s Report
  4. DMAG Report
  5. Financing Capital Improvements Projects

V. New Business

  1. Director’s Update
    1. Rate Study – Minimum Bill Adjustment
    2. Tyler Software
    3. Water Bills
    4. Lime Slurry Contract
    5. Water For All – WMG Summit
  2. Imagine a Day Without Water
  3. Election of Chairperson

VI. Reports

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

VIII.

Adjourn

CMD Notice of Meeting – 08-09-17

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, August 9, 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. Depot Report
    1. Close-Out Agreement
  3. Engineer’s Report
  4. DMAG Report
  5. Great Falls Agreement
  6. Financing Capital Improvements Projects

V. New Business

  1. Director’s Update
  2. SCWARN Mutual Aid Agreement
  3. Water Responsibility Policy
  4. Tuition Assistance Request

VI. Reports

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

VIII.

Adjourn

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.

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 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

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.

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