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.

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.

CMD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 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. Fire Policy Revision

V. Reports

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

VI. Adjourn

CMD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, August 10, 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. SCRWA Voting Delegate Form
  3. Capital Recovery Fees
  4. Disconnection Policy Revision
  5. Drug Abuse Education Program Sponsorship

V. Reports

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

VI. Adjourn

CMD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 13, 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. Personnel Policy Manual Revision

V. Reports

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

VI. Adjourn

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Due to Environmental Protection Agency Regulations, the Spring 2016 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, 2016 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.

Pinckney Street Service Outage

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(left to right) Foreman Vernon Price, Michael Hudson, Hunter Jacobs, Foreman Tim Causey, Superintendent Chad Byars, Russell Gregory

During the early hours of the evening last night, CMD discovered a break on the 10″ main located in the Pinckney Street roadway near Celsey Street. Our crews have been on the scene throughout the night working to locate the source of the leak and repair it.

Early this morning, the source was found, and crews are now working to make the repairs and restore service to the affected houses.

Due to its age and unpredictable nature, this section of water main is scheduled for elimination from the system. A new service line will be installed to serve the residences fed by this line, and the old pipe will be cut and capped, removing the potential for breakage and traffic interruption.

We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance work has caused, and we are working to clear the area as quickly and safely as possible. Please use caution when driving in the area, and consider an alternate route if one is available.

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