CMD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, August 12, 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. Drought Ordinance
  2. Resolution A
  3. Resolution B

 

VII. Reports

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

VIII. Executive Session: Contractual Matter Related to Land Acquisition

IX. Adjourn

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.

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 Public Hearing

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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 10, 2015 for the purpose of public input concerning the proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016.

 

Listed below are the current and proposed rates and fees:

Charge Current Rate Proposed Rate
Up to 2,000 gallons (Minimum Charge) $17.28 $18.49
Next 8,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal) $6.59 $7.05
Next 90,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal) $4.20 $4.49
All over 100,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal) $3.87 $4.14
Residual Management Fee (per 4,200 Gal) $3.02 $3.23
DHEC Fee $.62 $.66
Tap Fee (up to 1″ on same side of road) $1,136.00 $1,215.00
Reconnect Fee $36.75 $39.00
After-Hours Fee $54.08 $57.00
Pulled Meter Fee $54.08 $57.00
Hydrant Meter Permit Fee $28.41 $35.00
Late Fee $2.00 $3.00

 

Hydrant Water billed at Regular Water Rates)

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FEE
(monthly charge based on meter size)

 

Meter Size Current Rate Proposed Rate
Less than 2″ $1.58 $1.69
2″ $3.15 $3.37
3″ $4.73 $5.06
4″ $6.30 $6.74
6″ $9.45 $10.11
8″ $12.60 $13.48
3″ $15.75 $16.85

Minimum Charge for Each Meter Size:

Meter Size Current Rate Proposed Rate
3/4″ $17.28 $18.49
1″ $30.46 $32.59
1½” $63.41 $67.84
2″ $120.40 $128.77
3″ $280.00 $299.39
4″ $506.05 $541.09
6″ $1,125.25 $1,203.49
8″ $2,112.10 $2,259.19
10″ $3,350.50 $3,583.09

 

                                         FY 2014-2015             FY 2015-2016          Percent Change

 

Revenue                           $5,515,000                  $5,991,000                  +8.0%

Expenditures                     $5,514,000                  $5,648,000                  +2.0%

 

The Chester Metropolitan District does not receive revenue through taxation.

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