CMD Issues Boil Water Notice

The Chester Metropolitan District has issued a District-wide Boil Water Notice.

Boil water vigorously prior to drinking or cooking.

This notice was issued because portions of the system experienced a drop in water pressure due to a break on the 30” water main in the Fort Lawn area. Repairs have been completed and the system is fully operational.

Customers should vigorously boil their tap water for one full minute prior to drinking, cooking, washing hands for food preparation, or any use that could cause water to enter the mouth. Any ice made from water which has not been boiled must not be used for drinking purposes.

CMD is flushing the affected areas and performing bacteriological testing. Customers will be notified once the problem is corrected and boiling water is no longer necessary. Please contact our office at (803) 385-5123 or visit www.facebook.com/chestermetropolitandistrict for more information.

Additional Information Regarding this Notice:

  • Chester Metropolitan District has issued a Boil Water Notice for all customers on our public water system. When pressure drops below 20 psi in a water line, CMD is required by the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) to issue a “Boil Water Notice.”
  • The notice was issued as the result of a drop in water pressure on the evening of November 11, 2019. At approximately 7:00 PM last night, CMD experienced a drop in water pressure in the Fort Lawn area. This pressure drop was very brief, yet pressure did fall below the threshold which requires public notice.
  • Customers have asked why washing hands is listed as part of the notice:  Because a drop in pressure means the potential for bacterial growth in the water line, DHEC suggests that the washing of hands to prepare food has the potential for any bacteria or other microbes which may be present as a result of the pressure drop to enter the body through the mouth. By using bottled, boiled, or well water to wash hands, this reduces the risk to the consumer.
  • CMD asks its customers to boil tap water vigorously for at least one minute prior to drinking or cooking, as boiling water will kill any bacteria which may be present. 
  • Hand washing and showering is permitted; however we suggest following all hand washing with hand sanitizer.
  • Brushing teeth should be performed with bottled or boiled water.
  • Restaurants using commercial dish washers may continue to use their dishwashers as normal. Residential dish washers with a “Sanitize” function may also be used. We suggest boiling tap water if hand-washing dishes.
  • Line flushing and bacteriological sampling are being performed in all areas of the CMD system. Results generally take a few days to return. Once passing samples have been received from all parts of the system, CMD will lift the Boil Water Notice.
  • This notice does not apply to residents and businesses on well water.

CWR Notice of Meeting — 10/15/19



NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, October 15 2019
6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

V. Old Business

  1. WWTP Update
  2. Pretreatment Update
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Project Updates

VI. New Business

  1. Master Bond Resolution
  2. 2019 Series Resolution
  3. Preliminary Offering Statement
  4. Notice of Intent to Award (Sandy River Project)
  5. Notice of Award (Sandy River Project)
  6. Financial Audit Engagement Letter
  7. Town of Fort Lawn MOU
  8. Public Comment

VII. Reports

  1. Financial Statement

X. Adjourn

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



CWR Notice of Meeting: 09/17/19



NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 17 2019
6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

V. Old Business

  1. WWTP Update
  2. Pretreatment Update
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Project Updates

VI. New Business

  1. CWR Financial Policy
  2. Haddon House PS Design APproval
  3. Dawson Drive Report
  4. Public Comment

VII. Reports

  1. Financial Statement

X. Adjourn

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



SCAM ALERT



It has been brought to our attention that customers may be receiving telephone calls regarding “problems” with water and sewer service. The calls are coming from out of town telephone numbers and the caller may suggest that CMD is moving to another state. The caller may also ask for credit card information to pay a balance on an account.

DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT INFORMATION TO ANYONE WHO CALLS YOU CLAIMING TO BE A CMD EMPLOYEE.

Chester Metropolitan District will NEVER call customers and request payment information over the phone. The ONLY way CMD customers should make payments over the phone is by CALLING our IVR telephone number at (833) 209-4044.

CMD staff will only call customers from local telephone numbers, and will not ask you to make payment over the phone to them. If CMD staff does call you for any reason at all, they will not be offended if you request to call our office back from the number on your bill or found here on our website and confirm their identity. We take customer security very seriously and we want our customers to feel comfortable with the person to whom they talk.

If you have received a call like this (or if you receive one in the future), please call our office at (803) 385-5123 to report it.



CWR Notice of Meeting — 08/20/19

NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, August 20 2019
6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

V. Old Business

  1. WWTP Update
  2. Pretreatment Update
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Project Updates

VI. New Business

  1. Public Comment
  2. Proposed Amendment to Director’s Employment Contract
  3. PSA

VII. Reports

  1. Financial Statement

X. Adjourn

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

CWR Advertisement for Bids: Sandy River Grit Collection System Upgrade

Owner: Chester County Wastewater Recovery
AECOM Technical Services, Inc. Project No.: 60594083
RIA Project No. R-19-1187

Separate sealed bids for Sandy River Wastewater Recovery Grit Collection System Upgrade for the Chester County Wastewater Recovery will be received by the Owner in their office located at 3261 Lancaster Highway, Richburg, SC 29729 until 2:00 P.M. on September 12, 2019 and then at said place be publicly opened and read aloud.

The work to be done consists of furnishing all materials, equipment and labor necessary to construct a new 7 MGD vortex grit chamber including grit pumps and grit classifier, and associated piping, electrical and site work. Project also includes replacing the mechanisms for two 50-ft diameter clarifiers including all associated electrical work.

CWR Notice of Meeting – 07/16/19



NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 16 2019
6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

V. Old Business

  1. WWTP Update
  2. Pretreatment Update
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Project Updates

VI. New Business

  1. Update to Travel Policy
  2. 2019 Reimbursement Resolution
  3. Proposal Future Revenue Bond
  4. Public Comment

VII. Reports

  1. Financial Statement

VIII. Executive Session

  1. Section 30-4-70 (a) (1) and (2)

IX. Further Action

  1. Actions to be taken on items discussed in Executive Session (if needed)

X. Adjourn

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



CWR Notice of Meeting — 06/18/19

NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

V. Old Business

  1. WWTP Update
  2. Pretreatment Update
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Project Updates

VI. New Business

  1. Budget
  2. Update to Travel Policy
  3. 2019 Reimbursement Resolution
  4. PSA
  5. Public Comment

VII. Reports

  1. Financial Statement

VIII. Executive Session

  1. Section 30-4-70 (a) (1) and (2)

IX. Further Action

  1. Actions to be taken on items discussed in Executive Session (if needed)

X. Adjourn

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

CWR Notice of Public Hearing — 06/13/19

Public Notice

Pursuant to Section 6-1-80 of the S.C. Code of Laws, public notice is hereby given that the Chester Sewer District will hold a public hearing prior to the adoption of Chester Sewer District’s Budget.

Date        June 13, 2019
Time        3:00 P.M.
Location Gateway Center, 3200 Commerce Drive Suite C, Richburg SC  29729


Revenue & Expenditures

FY 2018-2019
FY 2019-2020
Percentage Change
Revenue
$5,016,485
$12,624,600
+152%
Expenditures
$12,624,600
$12,624,600
+152%

Current & Proposed Rates & Fees

Base Charges
(based on Meter Size)

Current Charge
Proposed Charge
3/4″
19.06
$20.39
1″
$22.47
$24.04
1.5″
$30.91
$33.07
2″
$41.09
$43.97
3″
$64.84
$69.38
4″
$98.77
$105.68
6″
$183.52
$196.37
8″
$285.25
$305.22
10″
$403.98
$432.26

Volumetric Usage Charges
(per 1,000 gallons)

Current Charge
Proposed Charge
Monitored Industrial
$10.42
$11.15
Commercial & Residential
$9.14
$9.78

Other Rates & Fees

Current Charge
Proposed Charge
Flat Rate — Residential Only
$45.21
$49.73
Industrial Permitting Fee
$133.75/month
$143.11/month
Septic Dumping Fee
$400/month
$428/month
Tap Fee
$1,375.79 or CoI
$1,375.79 or CoI

High Strength Surcharge
(per pound)

Current Charge
Proposed Charge
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (over 250 ppm)
$0.48
$0.51
Total Suspended Solids (over 250 ppm)
$0.64
$0.69
Ammonia (over 25 ppm)
$3.20
$3.42

CWR Notice of Meeting — 05/21/19

NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

V. Old Business

  1. WWTP Update
  2. Pretreatment Update
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Project Updates

VI. New Business

  1. ATI Allvac Flow Monitoring Issue
  2. Draft Budget Proposal for FY 2019-2020
  3. Public Comment

VII. Reports

  1. Financial Statement

VIII. Executive Session

  1. Legal Advice

IX. Adjourn

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

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